It is seldom of much use to show one who worships idols the folly of idolatry, without giving something else as an object of adoration instead. They do not love them. They fear them, and betake themselves to their idols only when in perplexity and danger.
It was curious to notice the effect of the slave-trade in blunting the moral susceptibility…
by David Livingstone
If I could have taken her into my family for the purpose of instruction, and then returned her as a free woman, according to a promise I should have made to the parents, I might have done so; but to take her away, and probably never be able to secure her return, would have produced no good effect on the minds of the Balonda; they would not then have seen evidence of our hatred to slavery…
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