Abolitionist John Brown Quotes


I am yet too young to understand that God is any respecter of persons. I believe that to have interfered as I have done...in behalf of His despised poor, was not wrong, but right. Now, if it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood further with the blood of my children, and with the blood of millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments, I submit: so let it be done! John Brown

We've actually bought quite a number of historical pieces. We are doing a piece on the abolitionists, Harper's Ferry and the abolitionist John Brown with Paul Giamatti. John Landgraf

I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood. John Mason Brown

One of the songs that stayed in my head that I really considered a lot was an old folk song called 'John Brown' - not the abolitionist John Brown, but the one that Bob Dylan has covered and sung before. It's about a boy coming home from the Civil War, or maybe World War I even, and about his Mother seeing him all destroyed. Quentin Tarantino

I have always hated slavery, I think as much as any Abolitionist. Abraham Lincoln

If I had to write down the most important people in the history of this planet, No.1 would be (abolitionist) John Brown. Why? Because he's a white man who said he would die for the cause, because they could take him, but they weren't going to take his grandchildren. That brother was beautiful. Dick Gregory

Nowhere are prejudices more mistaken for truth, passion for reason and invective for documentation than in politics. John Mason Brown

What a man is is the basis owhat he dreams and thinks, accepts and rejects, feels and perceives. John Mason Brown

Reasoning with a child is fine, if you can reach the child's reason without destroying your own. John Mason Brown

In such a condition of affairs, the practical difference between the abolitionist and the sympathizer, to the man who lost his slave and could not recover it, was very nebulous. John Sergeant Wise

Had I so interfered in behalf of the rich, the powerful, the intelligent, the so-called great, or in behalf of any of their friends...every man in this court would have deemed it an act worthy of reward rather than punishment. John Brown

We are not fighting for the right to be like you. We respect ourselves too much for that. When we advocate freedom, we mean freedom for us to be black, or brown, and you to be white, and yet live together in a free and equal society. This is the only way that integration can bring dignity for both of us. John Oliver Killens

No man, with a man's heart in him, gets far on his way without some bitter, soul-searching disappointment. - Happy he who is brave enough to push on another stage of the journey, and rest where there are "living springs of water, and three-score and ten palms." John Brown

John Brown was tried for treason, murder, and inciting slaves to insurrection. John Sergeant Wise

I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood. John Brown

This is a beautiful country. John Brown

This question will be settled. John Brown

And coxcombs vanquish Berkeley by a grin. John Brown (essayist)

There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself. John Gregory Brown

I escaped from slavery and became a leading abolitionist and speaker. Frederick Douglass



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