The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something.

— Chauncey Depew

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It is a pity that instead of the Pilgrim Fathers landing on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock had not landed on the Pilgrim Fathers.


The walk downstairs to the breakfast table is excercise enough for any gentleman.


The government of the United States is and always has been a lawyer's government.


"What is the most beautiful word in the language?" The elderly lawyer quickly replied: "Home."


I get my exercise acting as a pallbearer to my friends who exercise.


Neither realism nor romance furnishes a more striking and picturesque figure than that of Christopher Columbus. The mystery about his origin heightens the charm of his story.


It's pleasant to hear these nice words while I'm still alive.

I'd rather have the taffy than the epitaphy.


Blot out from the page of history the names of all the great actors of his time in the drama of nations, and preserve the name of Washington, and the century would be renowned.


A witty illustration or an apt story will accomplish more than columns of argument.


It was for Columbus, when the right hour struck, forced and propelled by this fresh life, to reveal the land where these new principles were to be brought, and where the awaited trial of the new civilization was to be made.


When Franklin drew the lightning from the clouds, he little dreamed that in the evolution of science his discovery would illuminate the torch of Liberty for France and America. The rays from this beacon, lighting this gateway to the continent, will welcome the poor and the persecuted with the hope and promise of homes and citizenship.


If you will refrain from telling any lies about the Republican Party, I'lll promise not to tell the truth about the Democrats.


About Chauncey Depew

Quotes 21 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

The tomb of the Saviour was a narrow and empty vault, precious only for its memories of the supreme tragedy of the centuries, but the new continent was to be the home and temple of the living God.


If we claim heritage in Bacon, Shakespeare and Milton, we also acknowledge that it was for liberties guaranteed Englishmen by sacred charters our fathers triumphantly fought. While wisely rejecting throne and caste and privilege and an Established Church in their new-born state, they adopted the substance of English liberty and the body of English law.


As for food, half of my friends have dug their graves with their teeth.


The spirit of Columbus hovers over us to-day.


A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are.


There are millions of stories in the world, and several hundred of them good ones.


My dinners have never interfered with my business.

They have been my recreation. . . A public banquet, if eaten with thought and care, is no more of a strain than a dinner at home.


There have been many Presidents of the United States and the roll will be indefinitely extended. We have had a number of brilliant soldiers, but only one great general.


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