pandemo (pandemo) wrote,

On Moderation -- William Lloyd Garrison

Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a case like the present.
    -- William Lloyd Garrison (1805–1879), U.S. abolitionist. The Liberator (Jan. 1, 1831). Editorial; this launched Garrison’s newspaper in his antislavery campaign.
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