George Bancroft Quotes

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Born: October 3, 1800, Worcester, Massachusetts, US
Birth Country: USA
Died: Washington, D.C., US, January 17, 1891
Occupation: Author

1.
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.
- George Bancroft

2.
By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
- George Bancroft

3.
Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.
- George Bancroft

4.
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.
- George Bancroft

5.
Where the people possess no authority, their rights obtain no respect.
- George Bancroft

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