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Letter "R" » Robert Purvis Quotes
«A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success.»
Author: Robert Purvis
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«It is the safeguard of the strongest that he lives under a government which is obliged to respect the voice of the weakest.»
«I elect to stay on the soil of which I was born and on the plot of ground which I have fairly bought and honestly paid for. Don't advise me to leave, and don't add insult to injury by telling me it's for my own good; of that I am to be the judge.»
«To make me believe that those men who have regulated education in our country have humanity in their hearts is to make me believe a lie.»
«We love our native country, much as it has wronged us; and in the peaceable exercise of our inalienable rights, we will cling to it . . . Will you starve our patriotism?»
«. . . what a burning shame it is that many of the pieces on the subject of slavery and the slave trade, contained in different school books, have been lost sight of, or been subject to the pruning knife of the slaveholding expurgatorial system!»