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Gamaliel Bailey Quotes

An American journalist and abolitionist.
(1807 - 1859)

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America - half-brother of the world.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Grief hallows hearts even while it ages heads.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Night brings out stars, as sorrow shows us truths.

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.

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

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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