Charles Sumner quotes

When crime and criminals are thrust before us they are to be met by all the energies that God has given us by argument, scorn, sarcasm and denunciation. The whole arsenal of God is ours; and I will not renounce one of the weapons -- not one!
In a letter to Howe, January 1860, writing about his return to the Senate following a lengthy absence after a brutal assault on the Senate floor by a South Carolina Senator Brooks in 1856 and a difficult recovery.

About Charles Sumner

Charles Sumner
Charles Sumner was an American politician and senator from Massachusetts. As an academic lawyer and a powerful orator, Sumner was the leader of the antislavery forces in Massachusetts and a leader of the Radical Republicans in the United States Senate during the American Civil War working to destroy the Confederacy, free all the slaves and keep on... Wikipedia
January 6, 1811, Boston, Massachusetts
March 11, 1874, Washington, D.C.

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