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Forgive

george-herbert

He who cannot forgive others destroys the bridge over which he himself must pass.    George Herbert   (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest. Herbert’s poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets, and he is recognized as “a pivotal figure: enormously popular, deeply and broadly influential, and arguably the most skillful and important British devotional lyricist.

george-herbert-at-bemerton-engraving

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Repair

fredrickdouglas statue face

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.   Frederick Douglass   (February 1818 – February 20, 1895)  was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman.  After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders’ arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave.

Various sites about his life including this one from the History Channel.

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A tinted version of a picture of Fredrick Douglas

 

 

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Tyrants

Frederick-Douglas

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by those they oppress. Frederick Douglas, August 3, 1857.

February 1818 – February 20, 1895 Was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders’ arguments that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave.

fredrickdouglas statue Harlem, NY