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THEODORE PARKER
American theologian, pastor, scholar and abolitionist
(1810 - 1860)
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What a joy is there in a good book, writ by some great master of thought, who breaks into beauty as in summer the meadow into grass and dandelions and violets, with geraniums and manifold sweetness.
      - [Books]

What sad faces one always sees in the asylums for orphans! It is more fatal to neglect the heart than the head.
      - [Heart]

What succeeds we keep, and it becomes the habit of mankind.
      - [Success]

Who escapes a duty avoids a gain.
      - [Duty]

Wit has its place in debate; in controversy it is a legitimate weapon, offensive and defensive.
      - [Wit]

You may not, cannot, appropriate beauty. It is the wealth of the eye, and a cat may gaze upon a king.
      - [Beauty]

Every man has at times in his mind the ideal of what he should be, but is not. This ideal may be high and complete, or it may be quite low and insufficient; yet in all men that really seek to improve, it is better than the actual character. . . . Man never falls so low that he can see nothing higher than himself.
      - Critical and Miscellaneous Writings
         (essay I, A lesson for the Day)
        [Character]

Yet, if he would, man cannot live all to this world. If not religious, he will be superstitious. IF he worship not the true God, he will have his idols.
      - Critical and Miscellaneous Writings
         (Essay I, A Lesson for the Day) [Worship]

Slavery is in flagrant violation of the institutions of America--direct government--over all the people, by all the people, for all the people.
      - Sermon (p. 14),
        delivered at Music Hall, in Boston
        [Government]

Democracy is direct self-government, over all the people, for all the people, for all the people, by all the people.
      - Sermon--On the Effect of Slavery on the American People
         (p. 5),
        delivered at Music Hall, in Boston
        [Government]


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