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George Bancroft Quotes

(1800-1891), American Historian

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.

Category: Beauty

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the infinite.

Category: Beauty

Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.

Category: Conscience

Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.

Category: Dishonesty

Avarice is the vice of declining years.

Category: Greed

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.

Category: Hair

The public is wiser than the wisest critic.

Category: Public

In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.

Category: Slander