"The basis, the corner-stone of this Government, was the perfect equality of the free, sovereign, and independent States which made it."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."Robert Toombs on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."Robert Toombs on Albert Einstein
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood."Robert Toombs on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."Robert Toombs on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."Robert Toombs on Abraham Lincoln
"Give us equality of enjoyment, equal right to expansion - it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours."
"We have not sought this conflict we have sought too long to avoid it our forbearance has been construed into weakness, our magnanimity into fear, until the vindication of our manhood, as well as the defence of our rights, is required at our hands."