William Lloyd Garrison   10 comments


William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879

This is from the blog Dover Beach:

“I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or to speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; — but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — AND I WILL BE HEARD.”

–William Lloyd Garrison

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10 responses to “William Lloyd Garrison

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  1. Wow. Love this quote. Never heard it before.

    Be blessed. God is with you.

  2. Important quote…the sentiment is needed now more than ever.

  3. I like this post from the standpoint of fervor; some may say, he is too radical in his approach to opposition and dealing with it so directly; well, if anyone reads Martin Luther’s table talk and other ‘quotes’ you will find I’m sure you know, hitchhiker guy, the great reformer was no wilting violet; I once wrote a Bible College paper entitled ‘Martin Luther, a man of conclusions’ and got an A on that paper probably because it was inspired writing about a man who was himself imperfect in his disposition at times toward people, but nevertheless, relied on his faith in God first and foremost in taking a stand, like William Lloyd did in his generation.


  4. thank you Tim, I will check that link about bloody city, sounds en-‘grossing’…tic

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