Facts about George Bancroft
George Bancroft was a famous Historian from USA, who lived between October 3, 1800 and January 17, 1891. He/she became 90 years old.
He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection.
Our collection contains 14 quotes who is written / told by George.
14 Famous quotes by 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"
"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"
"The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another"
"Avarice is the vice of declining years"
"The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred"
"Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible"
"Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul"
"Where the people possess no authority, their rights obtain no respect"
"In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person"
"The public is wiser than the wisest critic"
"Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape"
"By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy"
"Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement"
"If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth"