Quotation by Rutherford Birchard Hayes

The Golden Rule furnishes the true solution of many difficult problems in government and society. Bishop [Atticus G.] Haygood, an ex-slaveholder and an ex-Confederate soldier, has given us the best book on the negro question. The title of his work ... tells the whole story: "Our Brother in Black." When reformers, religious teachers, and statesmen, and the general public lift themselves up to the height of the argument contained in that pithy title, there will no longer be a negro problem, nor a problem of capital and labor, nor any question as to the treatment of the criminal.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. IV, p. 608, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (October 23, 1890).
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