George Bancroft - Quotes

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By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.

Where the people possess no authority, their rights obtain no respect. ---->>>

The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred. ---->>>

In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person. ---->>>

Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The public is wiser than the wisest critic. ---->>>

The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another. ---->>>

Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement. ---->>>

Avarice is the vice of declining years. ---->>>

Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape. ---->>>

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 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. ---->>>

If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: October 3, 1800
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Die: January 17, 1891
Occupation: Historian
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George Bancroft (October 3, 1800 – January 17, 1891) was an American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state, at the national and international level. During his tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Navy, he established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845 (wikipedia)