Monday, July 02, 2012

George Bancroft -

He that will not honor the memory, and respect the influence of Calvin, knows but little of the origin of American independence. - George Bancroft (October 3, 1800 – January 17, 1891)

[The Confession of Faith] infused enduring elements into the institutions of Geneva, and made it for the modern world, the impregnable fortress of popular liberty--the fertile seed-plot of Democracy.- George Bancroft

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



Blogger bwsmith said...

As a former resident of Annapolis MD, and tour guide, I am ashamed to say I did not know the bio of the man who gave his name to Bancroft Hall -- I just read a brief bio on wikipedia. Thank you for sharing his wisdom.

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