Monday, March 2, 2009

On the importance of resisting injustice

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they have resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."

-- Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), escaped slave, Abolitionist, author, editor of the North Star and later the New National Era

"Let us disappoint the men who would raise themselves upon the ruin of our country."

John Adams (1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President

HT Liberty Quotes.

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