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Charles Sumner Quotes

"No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind."

"Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace."

"From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned."

"The age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come."

"The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man."

"I have never known a man who was sensual in his youth, who was high-minded when old."

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