William Wells Brown Quote
“When this boy was brought to Dr. Young, his name being William, the same as mine, my mother was ordered to change mine to something else. This, at the time, I thought to be one of the most cruel acts that could be committed upon my rights.”
―William Wells Brown
From Fugitive Slave to Free Man: The Autobiographies of William Wells Brown (1993 edition), University of Missouri Press - ISBN: 9780826214751
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”
―John Maynard Keynes
As quoted in: "Christianity and human relations in industry" (1951) by Sir George Schuster, p. 109
“Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.”
An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798), Chapter I
Discourses, Book I, ch. 24
William Wells Brown
Died: 1884 (aged 70)
Occupation: Activist, abolitionist, writer, historian.
Bio: William Wells Brown was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian. Born into slavery in the Southern United States, Brown escaped to the North in 1834, where he worked for abolitionist causes and was a prolific writer.