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    benjamin franklin wade Quotes

    The humiliation of the North is complete and overwhelming.
    — Benjamin Franklin Wade
    I am not unaware how unpopular on this floor are the sentiments I am about to advocate.
    — Benjamin Franklin Wade
    I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere.
    — Benjamin Franklin Wade
    tags: power 
     
    I have always believed, heretofore, in the doctrines of the Declaration of Independence, that all men are born free and equal; but of late it appears that some men are born slaves, and I regret that they are not black, so all the world might know them.
    — Benjamin Franklin Wade
    I am amazed at the facility with which some men follow in the wake of slavery.
    — Benjamin Franklin Wade
    tags: men  slavery 
     
    Sometimes it leads me even to hesitate whether I am strictly correct in my idea that all men are born to equal rights, for their conduct seems to me to contravene the doctrine.
    — Benjamin Franklin Wade
    tags: men  right  ideas 
     
    I know how easy it is for some minds to glide along with the current of popular opinion, where influence, respectability, and all those motives which tend to seduce the human heart are brought to bear.
    — Benjamin Franklin Wade
    tags: heart  human  influence  opinion  mind 
     
    I may fall here in the Senate chamber, but I will. never make any compromise with any such men.
    — Benjamin Franklin Wade
    tags: men 
     
    I am not unconscious of the persuasive power exerted by these considerations to drag men along in the current; but I am not at liberty to travel that road.
    — Benjamin Franklin Wade
    tags: travel  men  power  liberty 
     
    Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.
    — Benjamin Franklin Wade
    tags: hell 
     
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