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A democracy, that is, a government of all the people, by all the people, for all the people; of course, a government after the principles of eternal justice, the unchanging law of God; for shortness sake, I will call it the idea of freedom.

THEODORE PARKER, speech, May 29, 1850

Great success is a great temptation.

THEODORE PARKER, "A Sermon of the Moral Dangers incident to Prosperity"

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.

THEODORE PARKER, Critical and Miscellaneous Writings

Silence is a figure of speech, unanswerable, short, cold, but terribly severe.

THEODORE PARKER, "Justice and the Conscience", The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Sermons & Prayers

Magnificent promises are always to be suspected.

THEODORE PARKER, attributed, Day's Collacon

The lottery of honest labor, drawn by time, is the only one whose prizes are worth taking up and carrying home.

THEODORE PARKER, Lessons from the World of Matter and the World of Man


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