Let the bugles sound the Truce of God to the whole world forever.
Charles Sumner, Oration on the True Grandeur of Nations.
The Senator from South Carolina has read many books of chivalry, and believes himself a chivalrous knight, with sentiments of honor and courage. Of course he has chosen a mistress to whom he has made his vows, and who, though ugly to others, is always lovely to him; though polluted in the sight of the world, is chaste in his sight I mean the harlot, Slavery. For her, his tongue is always profuse in words.Charles Sumner
By the Law of Slavery, man, created in the image of God, is divested of the human character, and declared to be a mere chattel.Charles Sumner
Where Slavery is there Liberty cannot be; and where Liberty is there Slavery cannot be.Charles Sumner
No true and permanent Fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind.Charles Sumner
If a man has done evil in his life, he must not be complimented in marble.Charles Sumner