George Bancroft Quotes

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

Avarice is the vice of declining years. George Bancroft

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

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

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. George Bancroft

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

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

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