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GEORGE BANCROFT
American historian and author
(1800 - 1891)
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Ambition itself is not so reckless of human life as ennui; clemency is a favorite attribute of the former; but ennui has the taste of a cannibal.
      - [Ennui]

Avarice is the vice of declining years.
      - [Avarice]

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
      - [Beauty]

Beauty, like truth and justice, lives within us; like virtue, and like moral law, it is a companion of the soul.
      - [Beauty]

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

Commerce defies every wind, outrides every tempest, and invades every zone.
      - [Commerce]

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

Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God Himself, were it possible.
      - [Dishonesty]

Each generation gathers together the imperishable children of the past, and increases them by new sons of light, alike radiant with immortality.
      - [History]

Ennui is an expressive word invented in France.
      - [Ennui]

Ennui is the desire of activity without the fit means of gratifying the desire.
      - [Ennui]

Falsehood and death are synonymous.
      - [Falsehood]

If hours did not hang heavy, what would become of scandal?
      - [Scandal]

Institutions may crumble and governments fall, but it is only that they may renew a better youth.
      - [Government]

It is a pretty general rule that the medistante is a termagant in her household; and as for our own sex, in nine cases out of ten, the evil tongue belongs to a disappointed man.
      - [Slander]

It is our actual work which determines our value.
      - [Work]

It is when the hour of the conflict is over that history comes to a right understanding of the strife, and is ready to exclaim, "Lo, God is here, and we knew him not!"
      - [History]

It never was a prosperous world
  Since priests have interfer'd with temporal matters;
    The custom of their ancestors they slight,
      And change their shirts of hair for robes of gold;
        Thus luxury and interest rule the church,
          Whilst piety and conscience dwell in caves.
      - [Clergymen]

Notoriety is short-lived; fame is lasting.
      - [Notoriety]

Our land is not more the recipient of the men of all countries than of their ideas.
      - [Ideas]

Pedants are men who would appear to be learned, without the necessary ingredient of knowledge.
      - [Pedantry]

Sedition is bred in the lap of luxury and its chosen emissaries are the beggared spendthrift and the impoverished libertine.
      - [Luxury]

Style is the gossamer on which the seeds of truth float through the world.
      - [Preaching]

The charities of life are scattered everywhere, enameling the vales of human beings as the flowers paint the meadows. They are not the fruit of study, nor the privilege of refinement, but a natural instinct.
      - [Benevolence : Charity]

The common mind is the true Parian marble, fit to be wrought into likeness to a god.
      - [Mind]


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