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Gamaliel Bailey Quotes


An American journalist and abolitionist.
(1807 - 1859)

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America - half-brother of the world.
[America]
 

Amid life's quests there seems but worthy one, to do men good.
[Usefulness]
 

Any heart turned Godward, feels more joy in one short hour of prayer, than e'er was raised by all the feasts on earth since its foundation.
[Prayer]
 

As nightingales feed on glow worms, so poets live upon the living light of nature and beauty.
[Poetry]
 

Both man and womankind belie their nature when they are not kind.
[Kindness]
 

Dew-drops - nature's tears, which she sheds on her own breast for the fair which die. - The sun insists on gladness; but at night, when he is gone, poor nature loves to weep.
 

Earth's liquid jewelry, wrought of the air.
 

Every believer is God's miracle.
[Miracles]
 

Grief hallows hearts even while it ages heads.
[Grief]
 

It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another, without helping himself.
[Kindness]
 

It is sad to think how few our pleasures really are, and for which we risk eternal good.
[Pleasure]
 

Keep thy spirit pure from worldly taint by the repellent strength of virtue.
[Virtue]
 

Kindness is wisdom; there is none in life but needs it, and may learn.
[Kindness]
 

Let each man think himself an act of God; his mind a thought, his life a breath of God.
[Man]
 

Men might be better if we deemed better of them. - The worst way to improve the world is to condemn it.
 

Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.
[Riches]
 

Night brings out stars, as sorrow shows us truths.
[Suffering]
 

Poetry is itself a thing of God. - He made his prophets poets; and the more we feel of poesie do we become like God in love and power.
[Poetry]
 

Poets are all who love and feel great truths, and tell them.
[Poetry]
 

That a majority of the Abolitionists in this place would patronize a free labor store, in preference to others, I do not doubt; but we do not muster money in Cincinnati.
 


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