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Angelina Grimke Quotes

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I am a mystery to myself.
- Angelina Grimke

We Abolition Women are turning the world upside down.
- Angelina Grimke

Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong,
for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority,
and denied the privileges of a liberal education.
- Angelina Grimke

We are commanded to love God with all our minds,
as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great
sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the
mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty.
- Angelina Grimke

 

I appeal to you, my friends, as mothers:
are you willing to enslave your children? You stare
back with horror and indignation at such questions.
But why, if slavery is not wrong to those upon whom it is imposed?
- Angelina Grimke

I trust the time is coming, when the occupation of
an instructor to children will be deemed the most honorable of human employment.
- Angelina Grimke

I have not placed reading before praying because I
regard it more important,
but because, in order to pray aright,
we must understand what we are praying for.
- Angelina Grimke

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If a law commands me to sin I will break it;
if it calls me to suffer,
I will let it take its course unresistingly.
- Angelina Grimke

Can you not see that women could do and would do a
hundred times more for the slave,
if she were not fettered?
- Angelina Grimke

The denial of our duty to act in this case is a denial of our right to act;
and if we have no right to act,
then may we well be termed the white slaves of the North,
for like our brethren in bonds, we must seal our lips in silence and despair.
- Angelina Grimke

What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual
capacity of colored people? Who does not know,
that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and
annihilate the mind of this portion of our race,
we have never yet been able to do it.
- Angelina Grimke

Only let the North exert as much moral influence over the South,
as the South has exerted demoralizing influence over the North,
and slavery would die amid the flame of Christian remonstrance,
and faithful rebuke, and holy indignation.
- Angelina Grimke

The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power,
whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism,
and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians.
- Angelina Grimke

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand
that there is something called mystery.
- Paulo Coelho

Often the hands will solve a mystery
that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
- Carl Jung

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

The world is incomprehensible.
We won't ever understand it;
we won't ever unravel its secrets.
Thus we must treat the world as it is:
a sheer mystery.
- Carlos Castaneda

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

To know the whole world is nothing
when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.
- Osho

The time-traveling is just too dangerous.
Better that I devote myself to study
the other great mystery of the universe - women!
- the movie Back to the Future II

Love is an endless mystery,
for it has nothing else to explain it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

It was the experience of mystery -
even if mixed with fear -
that engendered religion.
- Albert Einstein

I am still amazed at how big, how enormous
a love and mystery God is -
and how small are the minds
that attempt to corral
this life force into rules and taboos,
cults and sects.
- Bono

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
- Winston Churchill

It has always been a mystery to me
how men can feel themselves honored
by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One may say the eternal mystery of the world
is its comprehensibility.
- Albert Einstein

The moment at which music reveals its true nature is
contained in the ancient exercise of the theme with variations.
The complete mystery of music is explained right there.
- Pierre Schaeffer

Give me a mystery - just a plain and simple one -
a mystery which is diffidence and silence,
a slim little bare-foot mystery: give me a mystery -
just one!
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Now comes the mystery.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because
it is invested with so much of oneself.
It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries,
the possibility of torment.
- James A. Baldwin

It did not feel like something that was going to take
over my life and destroy it.
It felt like a subtle flower instead of a manipulative demon.
That's the mystery of heroin.
- Corey Feldman

I don't think there's any great mystery to writing female characters,
so long as you talk to them.
If you lived in a monastery and never met any women,
maybe it would be difficult.
- Ken Follett

There can be no prestige without mystery,
for familiarity breeds contempt.
- Charles de Gaulle

The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life...
Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery,
for therein lies the secret of immortality.
- Joseph Addison

We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the sermon on the mount.
- Omar N. Bradley

You are done for - a living dead man -
not when you stop loving but stop hating.
Hatred preserves: in it, in its chemistry,
resides the mystery of life.
- Emile M. Cioran

The great mystery is why robots come off so well in
science-fiction films when the human characters are
often so astoundingly wooden.
- John Podhoretz

Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals.
Directing is not a mystery, it's not an art.
The main thing about directing is: photograph the people's eyes.
- John Ford

Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold,
and its preservation is a fine thing.
- Tim Cahill

Savor the mystery, Stephen, we don't get enough of them.
- David McCallum

Everything is a mystery, ourselves, and all things both simple and humble.
- Giorgio Morandi

I know there is much mystery, much question to what happened,
and I must also say, many lies.
- Jennifer Capriati

There are still so many places on our planet that remain unexplored.
I'd love to one day peel back the mystery and understand them.
- Annie Leibovitz

The mystery of existence is the connection between
our faults and our misfortunes.
- Madame de Stael

Everything I write comes from my childhood in one way or another.
I am forever drawing on the sense of mystery and wonder
and possibility that pervaded that time of my life.
- Kate DiCamillo

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery.
- Grace Kelly

Women!
I have no idea.
I don't know anything about women at all.
They're a complete mystery to me.
- Bryan Ferry

We put all these things together into a tangible product
that is The Rock N' Roll Mystery Tour.
- Nina Blackwood

I don't think the problem is that people don't read enough mystery books,
but that people don't read.
- Thomas Perry

Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature.
And that is because, in the last analysis,
we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.
- Max Planck

There's no mystery to it.
Nothing more complicated than learning lines and putting on a costume.
- Morgan Freeman

When you read any great mystery, recorded in holy Writ,
you are to prostrate your Reason to Divine Revelation.
- Thomas Ken

What is it like to fall asleep? What happens? Where
do we go? Why don't we remember? Since childhood most
of us have wondered about the mystery of sleep.
- Henry Reed

Godliness, as well as the doctrine of our faith,
is a mystery.
- William Gurnall

Mystery is something that appeals to most everybody.
- Angela Lansbury

Man lives in a world of surmise, of mystery,
of uncertainties.
- John Dewey

Mystery Science Theater is really a postmodern show,
it's really derived of many influences.
- Joel Hodgson

To us sin has not become any less of a mystery or a pain.
- George A. Smith

A religion without mystery must be a religion without God.
- Jeremy Taylor

It's a cosmic joke that I'm a lesbian,
because I understand men so well but women are a complete mystery to me.
- Lea DeLaria

That's what everyone said attracted them to Lantana -
I call it an adult mystery,
because it's not a thriller in the sense of that other way,
but it is a mystery.
- Barbara Hershey

I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences,
premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature,
magic.
- Isabel Allende

There is no greater mystery to me than that of light
traveling through darkness.
- Alexander Volkov

I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things;
to suggest,
not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings.
- Balthus

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder,
to the enduring fact of mystery.
- Henry Miller


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