Quotes by John Brown, last words in a written note given to his jailer, Dec. 2, 1859

I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think vainly, flattered myself that, without very much bloodshed, it might be done.

John Brown, last words in a written note given to his jailer, Dec. 2, 1859

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The key is to commit crimes so confusing that police feel too stupid to even write a crime report about them.

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Solitude is the beginning of all freedom.

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I think that I shall never seeA poem lovely as a tree.

Joyce Kilmer, Trees poem, 1914

We gladly feast on those who would subdue us ... not just pretty words, Fester.

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If we did all the things we were capable of doing, We would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Alva Edison

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If a writer wrote merely for his time, I would have to break my pen and throw it away.

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