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George Bancroft Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Apr 2021
George Bancroft Topics
Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape
Where the people possess no authority, their rights obtain no respect.
Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.
The public is wiser than the wisest critic.
The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.
The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.
In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.
If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth.
Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.
Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.
By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
Avarice is the vice of declining years.
Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement
The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.
The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority
The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
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