Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Thomas Carlyle (17951881)
Democracy will prevail when men believe the vote of Judas as good as that of Jesus Christ.
Attributed to THOMAS CARLYLE, by Wendell Phillips, in The Scholar in a Republic, address at the centennial anniversary of the Phi Beta Kappa of Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 30, 1881.Carlos Martyn, Wendell Phillips, the Agitator, p. 581 (1890). Unverified.