George Bancroft Quotes

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.

Intelligence Quotes, Wealth Quotes, Civilization Quotes, Mind Quotes

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.

Truth Quotes, Beauty Quotes, Virtue Quotes, Justice Quotes, Law Quotes

Avarice is the vice of declining years.

Vice Quotes


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

Respect Quotes

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

Respect Quotes, Authority Quotes

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

Ignorance Quotes, Prejudice Quotes

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.

Opinion Quotes, Authority Quotes

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

Decision Quotes, Truth Quotes, Mind Quotes

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

Fear Quotes, Men Quotes

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

God Quotes, Honesty Quotes

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

Conscience Quotes

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

Truth Quotes, Character Quotes

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

Time Quotes