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VICTORIA CLAFLIN WOODHULL
(MRS. JOHN BIDDULPH MARTIN)
TENNESSEE C. CLAFLIN
EXTEMPORANEOUS LECTURES DELIVERED THROUGHOUT AMERICA AND ENGLAND
1869 TO 1882.
" PEOPLE IN EARXEST HAVE NO TIME TO WASTE IN PATCHING FIGLEAVES FOR TH.
NAKED TRUTH."-James Russell Louell.
Soc 4857.6 So: 4857.6 21 March, 1994.
Dr. S. A. Ercan,
"" The author of a great reformation is always unpopular in his own age. He generally passes his life in disquiet and danger. It is therefore for the interest of the human race that the memory of such men should be had in reverence, and that they should be supported against the scorn and hatred of their contemporaries by the hope of leaving a great and imperishable name. To go on the forlorn hope of truth is a service of peril-who will undertake it, if it be not also a service of honour ? It is easy enough, after the ramparts are carried, to find men to plant the flag on the highest tower. The difficulty is to find men who are ready to go first into the breach.”—Lord Macaulay.
“The noblest works of human genius have been produced in times of tumult, when every man was his own master, and all things were open to all. Homer, Dante, and Milton appeared in such times, and add Virgil.
“Man is the creation of circumstances. Free, he has the qualities of a freeman: enslaved, those of a slave.
“It would lessen very much the severity with which men judge of each other, if they would but trace effects to their causes, and observe the progress of things in the moral as accurately as in the physical world.
“We should always remember that wherever justice is ill-administered the injured will redress themselves, that nations are naturally patient and longsuffering, and seldom rise in rebellion till they are so degraded by a bad Government as to be almost incapable of a good one."