EVERETT, Edward Quotes
(1794-1865), American statesman and orator
What subsists today by violence, continues tomorrow by acquiescence, and is perpetuated by tradition, till at last the hoary abuse shakes the gray hairs of antiquity at us, and gives itself out as the wisdom of ages.
All the distinctive features and superiority of our republican institutions are derived from the teachings of Scripture.
An intelligent class can scarce ever be, as a class, vicious, and never, as a class, indolent.—The excited mental activity operates as a counterpoise to the stimulus of sense and appetite.
An earthly immortality belongs to a great and good character.—History embalms it; it lives in its moral influence, in its authority, in its example, in the memory of its words and deeds.