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Gerrit Smith – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Gerrit Smith

 

The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage, and also to the reading and studying of His word. But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him.

– Gerrit Smith


I trust, that your readers will not construe my words to mean, that I would not have gone to a 3 o’clock in the morning session, for the sake of defeating the Nebraska bill.

– Gerrit Smith


It is not to be disguised, that a war has broken out between the North and the South. – Political and commercial men are industriously striving to restore peace: but the peace, which they would effect, is superficial, false, and temporary.

– Gerrit Smith


True, permanent peace can never be restored, until slavery, the occasion of the war, has ceased.

– Gerrit Smith


The only ground on which a neutral State can claim respect at the hands of belligerents is, that, so far as she is concerned, their rights are protected.

– Gerrit Smith