Charles Darwin Quote
I have watched how steadily the general feeling, as shown at elections, has been rising against Slavery. What a proud thing for England if she is the first European nation which utterly abolishes it! I was told before leaving England that after living in slave countries all my opinions would be altered; the only alteration I am aware of is forming a much higher estimate of the negro character.
Charles Darwin's Works: The life and letters of Charles Darwin... ed. by his son, Francis Darwin. 2v (ed. 1896)