SUMNER, Charles Quotes
(1811-1874), American statesman
From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. I insist that this shall cease. The country needs repose after all its trials; it deserves repose. And repose can only be found in everlasting principles.
No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind.
The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.
The true grandeur of nations is in those qualities which constitute the true greatness of the individual.
I have never known a man who was sensual in his youth, who was high-minded when old.
Where slavery is, there liberty cannot be; and where liberty is, there slavery cannot be.