statues, recalling so many hatreds and slaughters of the past, and its well-kept lawns and drives, reminds me of nothing so much as a beautiful cemetery-another Woodlawn
— where all is dead, with no manufactures, no agriculture, no natural industry --peopled by nothing but the mere effigies of men and women and hiding a festering mass of corruption.
Such will never be the source of any true reform.
（4) The message of Garrison
was based on abstract morality, and never deviated a hair's breadth one way or the other on account of any discrepancy between the exigencies of theory and those of practice.
We have seen that there is sometimes such a discrepancy, but the greatest teachers have always risen above it. It was Lundy
's attempt to postpone the immediate claims of emancipation which weakened his mission.
's message, though springing from a spirit of unusual gentleness, which condemned all recourse to physical force, was couched in the stern and inexorable language of absolute truth.
The greatest teachers have never been mealy-mouthed.
The word of God is a two-edged sword, and one which should not be beaten into ploughshares.
It was a true instinct which made Garrison
severe as all the prophets have been severe.
These five attributes of the cause of Abolition