I will not retreat a single inch – AND I WILL BE HEARD

English: I took photo of William Lloyd Garriso...

I took photo of William Lloyd Garrison at National Portrait Gallery with Canon camera. Public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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.

 

William Lloyd Garrison

 

 

 

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