The doctrine therefore, that moral evil is inherent in slavery is altogether fanciful and untenable

[W]e have shown that to say that moral evil is inherent in the moral constitution of man, is to assert a truism which none will care to deny. And we think we have also shown that to say that it is inherent in human conduct is an absurdity, because it would imply a foreknowledge of …

However vast the good to be achieved, or small the evil to be resorted to

1. That Christianity sanctions the use of nothing but moral and religious means and measures for the suppression of any sin, or the overthrow of any system of iniquity—in other words, it forbids the doing of evil that good may come, however vast the good to be achieved, or small the evil to be resorted …