Theodore Parker
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"Theodore Parker" was an American Transcendentalism/Transcendentalist and Reform movement/reforming Religious minister/minister of the American Unitarian Association/Unitarian church. A reformer and Abolitionism in the United States/abolitionist, his words and quotations which he popularized would later inspire speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.

The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.

The miser, starving his brother's body, starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep out of his great estate of injustice, poor and naked and miserable.

Humanity is the sin of God.

Remorse is the pain of sin.

Wealth and want equally harden the human heart.

Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.

Who escapes duty, avoids a gain.

Look at the facts of the world. You see a continual and progressive triumph of the right. I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice. Things refuse to be mismanaged long.

Kodak sells film, but they don't advertise film. They advertise memories.

[America is] a rebellious nation. Our whole history is treason; our blood was attained before we were born; our creeds were infidelity to the mother church; our constitution treason to our fatherland.

Magnificent promises are always to be suspected.