Quotation by William Lloyd Garrison

Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a case like the present.
William Lloyd Garrison (1805–1879), U.S. abolitionist. The Liberator (Boston, Jan. 1, 1831), editorial.

Launching his newspaper, vocal and uncompromising in its support for Garrison's anti-slavery campaign.
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