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

George Bancroft on insults

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the infinite.

George Bancroft on beauty

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory;

the only object of respect that can never excite envy.

George Bancroft on vanity

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

George Bancroft on conscience

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 on brute

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

George Bancroft on deceptionlying

The public is wiser than the wisest critic.

George Bancroft on public

Avarice is the vice of declining years.

George Bancroft on greed

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 on beauty

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

George Bancroft on adopted

About George Bancroft

Name George Bancroft
Quotes 10 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Historian
Birthday October 16
About 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 and at the national level. During his tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Navy, he established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845.
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