I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or to speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; — but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — AND I WILL BE HEARD.
- Hope and Solace from the past (weapedagogy.wordpress.com)
- It’s not much shelter against harsh scrutiny. (bdagazdump.wordpress.com)
- Argument to moderation is sometimes a fallacy – I’m going to remember these retorts… (sub.garrytan.com)