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William Seward
(1801-1872) born on
May 16
US politician, abolitionist. He was secretary of state from 1861 to 1869; remembered for the purchase of Alaska in 1867--referred to at that time as "Seward's Folly."
         
   
F
No man will ever be president of the United States who spells Negro with two g's.

R
The circumstances of the world are so variable that an irrevocable purpose or opinion is almost synonymous with a foolish one.
A
A party [Republican] with one idea; but that is a noble idea . . . the idea of equality -- the equality of all men before human tribunals and human laws.
N
The whole hope of human progress is suspended on the ever-growing influence of the Bible.
K
I know that Nature designs that this whole continent, not merely these thirty-six states, shall be, sooner or later, within the magic circle of the American union.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Said to Stephen Douglas; in "2500 Anecdotes for All Occasions," by Edmund Fuller, 1970.
R: In "2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs," by Edward F. Murphy, 1981.
A: In "The New Webster's Dictionary of Quotations and Famous Phrases," by Donald Bolander, 1987.
N: In "12,000 Religious Quotations," by Frank S. Mead, 1989.
K: In "Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1987.
   


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