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 Angelina Grimke - “The denial of our duty to act in this case is a denial of our right to act and if we have no right to act, then may we well be termed the white slaves of the North, for like our brethren in bonds, we must seal our lips in silence and despair.”
 Angelina Grimke - “Only let the North exert as much moral influence over the South, as the South has exerted demoralizing influence over the North, and slavery would die amid the flame of Christian remonstrance, and faithful rebuke, and holy indignation.”
 Angelina Grimke - “Can you not see that women could do and would do a hundred times more for the slave, if she were not fettered”
 Angelina Grimke - “We Abolition Women are turning the world upside down.”
 Angelina Grimke - “Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education.”
 Angelina Grimke - “What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual capacity of colored people Who does not know, that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and annihilate the mind of this portion of our race, we have never yet been able to do it.”
 Angelina Grimke - “I appeal to you, my friends, as mothers are you willing to enslave your children You stare back with horror and indignation at such questions. But why, if slavery is not wrong to those upon whom it is imposed”
 Angelina Grimke - “I trust the time is coming, when the occupation of an instructor to children will be deemed the most honorable of human employment.”
 Angelina Grimke - “The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians.”
 Angelina Grimke - “Thou art blind to the danger of marrying a woman who feels and acts out the principle of equal rights.”
 Charlotte Forten Grimke - “Provoking, isn't it that when one is most in need of sensible words, one finds them not.”
 Charlotte Forten Grimke - “Let me not forget again that I came not here for friendly sympathy or for anything else but to work, and to work hard. Let me do that faithfully and well.”
 Charlotte Forten Grimke - “I wonder that every colored person is not a misanthrope. Surely we have everything to make us hate mankind.”
 Francis J. Grimke - “It is only what is written upon the soul of man that will survive the wreck of time.”
 Francis J. Grimke - “A pretty good test of a man's religion is how it affects his pocketbook.”
 Francis J. Grimke - “. . . unless there comes to the Nation a greater emancipation than Lincoln's Proclamation effected, it is doomed, it is bound to go down.”
 Charlotte Forten Grimke - “Ah, what a grand, glorious day this has been. The dawn of freedom which it heralds may not break upon us at once but it will surely come, and sooner, I believe, than we have ever dared hope before . . .”
 Francis J. Grimke - “Race prejudice can't be talked down, it must be lived down.”
 Charlotte Forten Grimke - “May those whose holy task it is,To guide impulsive youth,Fail not to cherish in their soulsA reverence for truthFor teachings which the lips impartMust have their source within the heart . . .”
 Francis J. Grimke - “When the U.S. Government shows a proper appreciation of the services of the Negro who has never failed it in every crisis of its history to do his whole duty, to shed his blood freely in its behalf . . . then, and not till then, will I be heard.”
 Angelina Grimke - “I trust the time is coming, when the occupation of an instructor sic to children will be deemed the most honorable of human employment.”
 Angelina Grimke - “I am a mystery to myself.”
 Angelina Grimke - “I have not placed reading before praying because I regard it more important, but because, in order to pray aright, we must understand what we are praying for.”
 Angelina Grimke - “If a law commands me to sin I will break it if it calls me to suffer, I will let it take its course unresistingly.”
 Angelina Grimke - “We are commanded to love God with all our minds, as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty.”

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