Wednesday, February 24, 2010

With Tracts and Speeches Innumerable

Inspiration for mid-week:

“Great truths, practical or ethical, float on the surface of society, admitted by all, valued by few … until changed circumstances, accident, or the continual pressure of their advocates, force them upon its attention. The iniquity … of the slave-trade ought to have been acknowledged by all men from the first; it was acknowledged by many, but it needed an organized agitation, with tracts and speeches innumerable, so to affect the imagination of men ... ”

-- John Henry Newman (1801–1890), from here

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