John Altgeld

John Altgeld

No man's ambitions (have) a right to stand in the way of performing a simple act of justice.More John Altgeld quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Freedom of thought and freedom of speech in our great institutions are absolutely necessary for the preservation of our country. The moment either is restricted, liberty begins to wither and die...More John Altgeld quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The doctrine that might makes right has covered the earth with misery. While it crushes the weak, it also destroys the strong. Every deceit, every cruelty, every wrong, reaches back sooner or later and crushes its author. Justice is moral health, bringing happiness, wrong is moral disease, bringing mortal death.More John Altgeld quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As labor creates the wealth of the country, we demand the passage of such laws as may be necessary to protect it in all its rights.More John Altgeld quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Justice, not expedience, must be the guiding light. The orator must fix his eye on the polestar of justice, and plough straight thither. The moment he glances toward expediency, he falls from his high estate.More John Altgeld quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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