quote by Benjamin Disraeli

Conservatism... offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.

— Benjamin Disraeli

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If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify.

Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress;

having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.

Any time you find the government involved in a conspiracy to violate the citizenship or the civil rights of a people, then you are wasting your time going to that government expecting redress. Instead, you have to take that government to the World Court and accuse it of genocide and all of the other crimes that it is guilty of today.

Habit is Heaven's own redress: it takes the place of happiness.


No man has a right to be idle. Where is it that in such a world as this, that health, and leisure, and affluence may not find some ignorance to instruct, some wrong to redress, some want to supply, some misery to alleviate?

By God, if women had written stories, As clerks had within here oratories, They would have written of men more wickedness Than all the mark of Adam may redress.

A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.

As long as we are human, we are destined to make mistakes.

We all fall prey to flawed beliefs and views. What separates a forward-looking person from an intransigent one, a virtuous person from a malevolent one, however, is whether one can candidly admit to ones mistakes and take bold steps to redress them.

The means that heaven yields must be embraced, and not neglected;

else, if heaven would, and we will not heaven's offer, we refuse the proffered means of succor and redress.


We are tired out in making complaints and getting no redress.

It is easier to recount grievances and slights than it is to set down a broad redress of such grievances and slights. The reason is that one fears to be thought of as an arrant braggart.

A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser.

It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.

Chivalry!---why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection---the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant ---Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword.

Colonialism deprives you of your self-esteem and to get it back you have to fight to redress the balance.


rejected both the appropriateness of an apology and of monetary redress.

Wise men never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms.

Honesty has come to mean the privilege of insulting you to your face without expecting redress.

We Christians forget (if we ever learned) that attempts to redress real or imagined injustice by violent means are merely another exercise in denial - denial of God and her nonviolence towards us, denial of love of neighbor, denial of laws essential to our being.

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong;

and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.


I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail.

We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to - be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted.

You can't just lecture the poor that they shouldn't riot or go to extremes.

You have to make the means of legal redress available.

The stopping of the Judicial courts, had been blended, in the minds of some people, with the redress of grievances considered only as a mode of awakening the attention of the legislature.

It was not by accident or coincidence that the rights to freedom in speech and press were coupled in a single guaranty with the rights of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition for redress of grievances. All these, though not identical, are inseparable. They are cognate rights, and therefore are united in the First Article's assurance.


There is no calamity that right words will not begin to redress

The stopping of the Judicial courts, had been blended, in the minds of some people, with the redress of grievances considered only as a mode of awakening the attention of the legislature.

I've always been a big supporter of the Constitutional right of the people to peaceably assemble and petition government for redress of grievances. It's just that I never envisioned it taking the form of thousands of people screaming 'you asshole!' at me.

I called the New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.

In the nineteenth century, slavery was the greatest wrong, and government never stood so tall as when it was redressing that wrong.


And if this House is to be scared, by whatever influences, from its duty, to receive and hear the petitions of the People, then I shall send my voice beyond the walls of this Capitol for redress.

As a rule, he fights well who has wrongs to redress;

but vastly better fights he who, with wrongs as a spur, has also steadily before him a glorious result in prospect--a result in which he can discern balm for wounds, compensation for valor, remembrance and gratitude in the event of death.

Governors being accustomed to hear of more crimes than they can punish, and more wrongs than they can redress, set themselves at ease by indiscriminate negligence, and presently forget the request when they lose sight of the petitioner.

It is both foolish and wicked to teach the average man who is not well off that some wrong or injustice has been done him, and that he should hope for redress elsewhere than in his own industry, honesty, and intelligence.

Perspective is a ghastly mistake which it has taken four centuries to redress.

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