No individual should be subjected anywhere, by reason of the fact that he is a Jew, to a denial of any common right or opportunity enjoyed by non-Jews.
They produce, in proportion to their lumbers, an unusually large number of able and successful men as any one may prove by recounting the eminent Jews of the last seventy years.
When with true American enthusiasm we recall the story of our war for independence and rejoice in the indomitable courage and fortitude of our revolutionary heroes, we should not fail to remember how well the Jews of America performed their part in the struggle.
The Jew is the pilgrim of commerce, trading with every nation and blending with none.
If I am right the Germans will say I was a German, and the French will say I was a Jew; if I am wrong the Germans will say I was a Jew and the French will say I was a German.
No race has ever surpassed the Jewish descriptions of either the beauties or the terrors of the nature which environs man.
The Jews are among the aristocracy of every land. If a literature is called rich in the possession of a few classic tragedies, what shall we say to a national tragedy, lasting for fifteen hundred years, in which the poets and actors were also the heroes?
The character of a people, like the character of a person, should not be measured by its worst, but rather by its best; and, reckoned by that rule and by that standard, Israel's rank is high.
They are a piece of stubborn antiquity, compared with which Stonehenge is in its nonage. They date beyond the Pyramids.
The Jews cannot reasonably be denied to have contributed largely to practical and experimental science. They were diligent travelers in all parts of the known world, compiling itineraries which have proved of extensive use in later times.
While the Jews of the United States have remained loyal to their faith, and their race traditions, they have become indissolubly incorporated in the great army of American Citizenship.
There is not the slightest ground for anti-Semitism among us.
They are not Jews in America; they are American citizens.