” In days when the public safety is imminently threatened, and the fate of a nation may hang upon a single act, we owe frank speech, above all other men, to him who is highest in authority. I shall speak to you as man to man. “


” It has always been a great wrong that these men and their families should be held in bondage. “


” It is within your power at this very moment not only to consumate an act of enlightened statesmanship, but, as the instrument of the Almighty, to restore to freedom a race of men. “


” Men acquiesce in a thousand things, once righteously and boldly done, to which, if proposed to them in advance, they might find endless objections. “


” Men ever follow willingly a daring leader: most willingly of all, in great emergencies. “


” The dangers which threaten us are twofold: First, from the Confederate forces, composed of men whose earnest convictions and reckless bravery it is idle to deny. “



All 6 Robert Dale Owen Quotes about Men in picture


In days when the public safety is imminently threatened, and the fate of a nation may hang upon a single act, we owe frank speech, above all other men, to him who is highest in authority. I shall speak to you as man to man.
It has always been a great wrong that these men and their families should be held in bondage.
It is within your power at this very moment not only to consumate an act of enlightened statesmanship, but, as the instrument of the Almighty, to restore to freedom a race of men.
Men acquiesce in a thousand things, once righteously and boldly done, to which, if proposed to them in advance, they might find endless objections.
Men ever follow willingly a daring leader: most willingly of all, in great emergencies.
The dangers which threaten us are twofold: First, from the Confederate forces, composed of men whose earnest convictions and reckless bravery it is idle to deny.

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