Charles Morgan quote

"If Moses had gone to Harvard Law School and spent three years working on the Hill, he would have written the Ten Commandments with three exceptions and a saving clause."

Charles Morgan

Born: January 22, 1894

Die: February 6, 1958

Occupation: Playwright

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