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George Bancroft
(1800-1891) born on
Oct 03
US historian, author. His comprehensive 10-vol. "History of U.S. Origins and Development" caused him to be called the "father of American history."
The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth.
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.
By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Great Quotations," by George Seldes, 1983.
R: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
A: Address to the Democratic Elector of Massachusetts; in "Boston Post," 16 Oct 1835.
N: Address, Historical Society, New York, 1854.
K: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.

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