Mr. Blair, I look upon secession as anarchy. If I owned the four millions of slaves in the South, I would sacrifice them all to the Union; but how can I draw my sword upon Virginia, my native State?— Robert E. Lee
Genuine civil rights quotes that are about civil war
Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home, that wilderness is a necessity.
Justice is indivisible. You can't decide who gets civil rights and who doesn't.
The first great thing is to find yourself and for that you need solitude and contemplation - at least sometimes. I can tell you deliverance will not come from the rushing noisy centers of civilization. It will come from the lonely places.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
No society can legitimately call itself civilized if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
I prefer the company of animals more than the company of humans.
Certainly, a wild animal is cruel. But to be merciless is the privilege of civilized humans.
I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.
You ultimately judge the civility of a society not by how it treats the rich, the powerful, the protected and the highly esteemed, but by how it treats the poor, the disfavored and the disadvantaged.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
I believe it to be the duty of everyone to unite in the restoration of the country and the reestablishment of peace and harmony.
Laughter ... the most civilized music in the world.
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt. And a citizen who barters with such a state shares in its corruption and lawlessness.
Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.
In Tanganyika we believe that only evil, Godless men would make the color of a mans skin the criteria for granting him civil rights.
In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.
With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relative, my children, my home. I have, therefore, resigned my commission in the Army.
Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders.
Sedentary culture is the goal of civilization.
It means the end of its lifespan and brings about its corruption.
There is no civil nor religios law, that has broken, nor can break the bond of fraternity which nature has established between men.
There is a source of power in each of us that we don't realize until we take responsibility.
The humanity of all Americans is diminished when any group is denied rights granted to others.
I don't call myself a white supremacist.
I'm a civil rights activist concerned about European-American rights.
Wine is the most civilized thing in the world
People want to know why the South is so interested in the Civil War.
I had maybe, it's a rough guess, about fifty fistfights in my life. Out of those fifty fistfights, the ones that I had the most vivid memory of were the ones I lost. I think that's one reason why the South remembers the war more than the North does.
I don't know how long it has been since my ear has been free from the roll of a drum. It is the music I sleep by, and I love it.... I shall remain here while anyone remains, and do whatever comes to my hand. I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.
The civil rights movement didn't begin in Montgomery and it didn't end in the 1960s. It continues on to this very minute.
We have created a Star Wars civilization with Stone Age emotions, medieval institutions and godlike technology.
Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.
Let America be America, where equality is in the air we breathe.
Today I see more clearly than yesterday that the back of the problem of race and color lies a greater problem which both obscures and implements it: and that is the fact that so many civilized persons are willing to live in comfort even if the price of this is poverty, ignorance, and disease of the majority of their fellow men.
I felt like anything rather than rejoicing at the downfall of a foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse.
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.
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Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down.
There are but two parties now: traitors and patriots.
And I want hereafter to be ranked with the latter and, I trust, the stronger party.
The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom.
There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew to grab the riches. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it to systematically corrupt civilization.
We want women leaders today as never before.
Leaders who are not afraid to be called names and who are willing to go out and fight. I think women can save civilization. Women are persons.
I just couldn't move. History had me glued to the seat.
A defiant deed has greater value than unnumerable thousands of words.
A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races: that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people.
If someone needs to express their gender in a way that is different, that is okay, and they should not be denied healthcare. They should not be bullied. They don’t deserve to be victims of violence. … That’s what people need to understand, that it’s okay and that if you are uncomfortable with it, then you need to look at yourself.