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Henry C. Wright, abolitionist

“For, as wolves and tigers gorge themselves with flesh and lick their gory chops, so do nations gorge themselves with human victims, not in detail, but in masses, by wholesale.”

–Henry C. Wright, letter to fellow abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, March 30, 1844

“Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms.”

–Wendell Phillips, Speech in Brooklyn, November 1, 1859

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Quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations

Front cover of "The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations