We have not sought this conflict we have sought too long to avoid it our forbearance has been construed into weakness our magnanimity into fear until the vindication of our manhood as well as the defence of our rights is required at our hands.

We fear doing too little when we should do more. Then atone by doing too much when perhaps we should do less.

Robert Toombs Fear Quotes

Give us equality of enjoyment equal right to expansion – it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours.

The basis the corner-stone of this Government was the perfect equality of the free sovereign and independent States which made it.

Robert Toombs Equality Quotes