Sayings By or For Southerners, Part XX

NPG x7930; Hilaire Belloc by Emil Otto ('E.O.') HoppÈ

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.–Jefferson

When did the South ever lay its hand on the North?–Calhoun

. . . it remains true that the bulk of modern monopoly or quasi monopoly is not the result of always irresistible economic forces, but simply the result of leaving great bodies of wealth free to attack and destroy lesser units. . . . The big man swallows up the small.–Belloc

A dog in office is obeyed.–Shakespeare

We have enjoyed fine dreams; we have dreamed of unifying the world; we are unifying it—against us.–Robinson Jeffers

Slaveholders are the scapegoats for the failures of northern society. Slavery has served as a vent for fanaticism, communism, and morbid sentimentality, which, without this safety-valve, would have long since resulted in a social explosion.–Preston Brooks

A people separated from their history are easily persuaded.–Karl Marx

God is a Radical [Republican].–Henry Ward Beecher

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed.–2 Timothy 2:15

The great majority of mankind is satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities.–Machiavelli

The joy of learning is as indispensible in study as breathing is in living.–Simone Weil

If only Longstreet had …–O.Henry

About Clyde Wilson

Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina where he was the editor of the multivolume The Papers of John C. Calhoun. He is the M.E. Bradford Distinguished Chair at the Abbeville Institute. He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews and is co-publisher of www.shotwellpublishing.com, a source  for unreconstructed Southern books. More from Clyde Wilson

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