The only ground on which a neutral State can claim respect at the hands of belligerents is that so far as she is concerned their rights are protected.

Gerrit Smith Respect Quote

The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage and also to the reading and studying of His word. But this as we have seen is forbidden him.

Gerrit Smith Marriage Quote

I trust that your readers will not construe my words to mean that I would not have gone to a 3 o’clock in the morning session for the sake of defeating the Nebraska bill.

Gerrit Smith Morning Quote

It is not to be disguised that a war has broken out between the North and the South. – Political and commercial men are industriously striving to restore peace: but the peace which they would effect is superficial false and temporary.

TRUE permanent peace can never be restored until slavery the occasion of the war has ceased.

Gerrit Smith Peace Quotes