George Bancroft — American Historian born on October 03, 1800, died on January 17, 1891

George Bancroft was an American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. During his tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Navy, he established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845. He was a senior American diplomat in Europe. Among his best-known writings is the magisterial series, History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent... (wikipedia)

In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.
Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.
Where the people possess no authority, their rights obtain no respect.
The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.
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.