Facts about Preston Brooks

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Preston Brooks was a famous Politician from USA, who lived between August 5, 1819 and January 27, 1857. He/she became only 37 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 6 quotes who is written / told by Preston.

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Famous quotes by Preston Brooks (6)


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"But if I had committed a breach of privilege, it was the privilege of the Senate, and not of this House, which was violated. I was answerable there and not here"
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"They had no right, as it seems to me, to prosecute me in these Halls; nor have you the right in law or under the Constitution, as I respectfully submit, to take jurisdiction over offenses committed against them"
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"If I desired to kill the senator why did I not do it? You all admit that I had him in my power"
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"I should have forfeited my own self-respect, and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen, if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling the offender in question to a personal account"
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"But, sir, they have written me down upon the history of the country as worthy of expulsion, and in no unkindness I must tell them that for all future time my self-respect requires that I shall pass them as strangers"
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"Whatever insults my State insults me"


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