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John Mason Brown Quotes

(1800-1859), American Militant Abolitionist

America is a land where men govern, but women rule.

Category: America

Charm is a glow within a woman which casts a most becoming light on others.

Category: Charm

A good conversationalist is not one who remembers what was said, but says what someone wants to remember.

Category: Conversation

No one is worthy of a good home here or in heaven that is not willing to be in peril for a good cause.

Category: Danger

Friendship should be a private pleasure, not a public boast. I loathe those braggarts who are forever trying to invest themselves with importance by calling important people by their first names in or out of print. Such first-naming for effect makes me cringe.

Category: Friends And Friendship

I am as content to die for God's eternal truth on the scaffold as in any other way.

Category: Martyrdom

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

Category: Purpose

I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood.

Category: Revolutions And Revolutionaries

I am ready any time. Do not keep me waiting.

Category: Time And Time Management