14 quotes found by George Bancroft

George Bancroft
Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.
god  Possible  Himself  # 26034
George Bancroft
Where the people possess no authority, their rights obtain no respect.
respect  rights  Authority  # 26035
George Bancroft
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.
beauty  truth  Lives  # 26036
George Bancroft
The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.
ignorance  Second  Interest  # 26037
George Bancroft
By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
respect  Common  Envy  # 26038
George Bancroft
The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.
men  Another  rights  # 26039
George Bancroft
The public is wiser than the wisest critic.
Public  Wisest  Wiser  # 26040
George Bancroft
Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.
truth  Lives  Characters  # 26041
George Bancroft
In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.
Times  Ten  Tongue  # 26042
George Bancroft
Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.
Lives  Full  conscience  # 26043
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.
mind  Common  progress  # 26044
George Bancroft
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.
best  government  Few  # 26045
George Bancroft
Avarice is the vice of declining years.
Vice  Avarice  Declining  # 26046
George Bancroft
If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth.
truth  mind  reason  # 26047