Edward Everett

Born: April 11, 1794

Die: January 15, 1865

Occupation: Former U.S. Senator

Quotes of Edward Everett

Edward Everett

There were speeches made in Congress in the very last session before the outbreak of the Rebellion, so ferocious as to show that their authors were under the influence of a real frenzy.

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Edward Everett

Freedom may come quickly in robes of peace or after ages of conflict and war, but come it will, and abide it will, so long as the principles by which it was acquired are held sacred.

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Edward Everett

The man who stands upon his own soil, who feels, by the laws of the land in which he lives,-by the laws of civilized nations,-he is the rightful and exclusive owner of the land which he tills, is, by the...

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Edward Everett

There is no sanctuary of virtue like a home.

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Edward Everett

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

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Edward Everett

God bless the Union; - it is dearer to us for the blood of brave men which has been shed in its defence.

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Edward Everett

In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington, and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862, it was determined by the Rebel government last summer to resume the offensive...

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Edward Everett

In Italy, on the breaking up of the Roman Empire, society might be said to be resolved into its original elements, - into hostile atoms, whose only movement was that of mutual repulsion.

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Edward Everett

I feel, as never before, how justly, from the dawn of history to the present time, men have paid the homage of their gratitude and admiration to the memory of those who nobly sacrifice their lives, that...

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Edward Everett

I am only one but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.

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Edward Everett

The evil, Sir, is enormous; the inevitable suffering incalculable. Do not stain the fair fame of the country. . . . Nations of dependent Indians, against their will, under color of law, are driven from...

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Edward Everett

And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do.

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Edward Everett

I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes.

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Edward Everett

Let a nation's fervent thanks make some amends for the toils and sufferings of those who survive.

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