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John Peter Altgeld Quotes & Sayings

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You ask whether a woman should be paid the same wages as man when she does the same work? To this, there can be but one answer. If she does the same quantity and quality of work under the same conditions as a man, simple justice requires that she should be paid the same. wages. To deny her this is to deny her justice. — John Peter Altgeld

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The doctrine that might makes right has covered the earth with misery. While it crushes the weak, it also destroys the strong. Every deceit, every cruelty, every wrong, reaches back sooner or later and crushes its author. Justice is moral health, bringing happiness, wrong is moral disease, bringing mortal death. — John Peter Altgeld

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No man's ambitions (have) a right to stand in the way of performing a simple act of justice. — John Peter Altgeld

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Freedom of thought and freedom of speech in our great institutions are absolutely necessary for the preservation of our country. The moment either is restricted, liberty begins to wither and die ... — John Peter Altgeld

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Justice, not expedience, must be the guiding light. The orator must fix his eye on the polestar of justice, and plough straight thither. The moment he glances toward expediency, he falls from his high estate. — John Peter Altgeld

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As labor creates the wealth of the country, we demand the passage of such laws as may be necessary to protect it in all its rights. — John Peter Altgeld