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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."
         
   
F
The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.

R
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
A
If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth.
N
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.
K
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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