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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Edward Everett on education, virtue, country, honor, rebel, offensive, absence, law, army, war, responsibility, and freedom.

15 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Edward Everett

Quick Facts

Famous As: Former American senator

Born On: April 11, 1794

Died On: January 15, 1865

Born In: Boston, Massachusetts

Died At Age: 70

Edward Everett was a distinguished American diplomat, educator, politician, orator, and pastor. He was a Whig, who served as 15th Governor of Massachusetts, United States Secretary of State, U.S Senator, Minister to Great Britain, and U.S Representative. He also served as the president and a professor at the Harvard University. He is regarded as one of the most august orators of the Civil War eras. His speeches are till date remembered and he is revered especially as the orator at the ‘Gettysburg National Cemetery,' a dedication ceremony where he spoke for more than 2 hours in 1863. Here is a compilation of some profound sayings and quotes by Edward Everett, which have been compiled from the writings, speeches, thoughts, teachings, preaching, and life. Take a look at the inspiring thoughts and quotes by Edward Everett.

There were speeches made in Congress in the very last session before the outbreak of the Rebellion, so ferocious as to show that their authors were under the influence of a real frenzy.

Edward Everett

That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt; but, in the apparent and perhaps real absence of plan on the part of Lee, it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter.

Edward Everett

Not a moment had been lost by General Hooker in the pursuit of Lee.

Edward Everett

Let a nation's fervent thanks make some amends for the toils and sufferings of those who survive.

Edward Everett

It was appointed by law in Athens, that the obsequies of the citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense, and in the most honorable manner.

Edward Everett

God bless the Union; - it is dearer to us for the blood of brave men which has been shed in its defence.

Edward Everett

The heart of the People, North and South, is for the Union.

Edward Everett

I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

Edward Everett

There is no sanctuary of virtue like home.

Edward Everett

And now the momentous day, a day to be forever remembered in the annals of the country, arrived. Early in the morning on the 1st of July the conflict began.

Edward Everett

General Reynolds immediately found himself engaged with a force which greatly outnumbered his own, and had scarcely made his dispositions for the action when he fell, mortally wounded, at the head of his advance.

Edward Everett

In Italy, on the breaking up of the Roman Empire, society might be said to be resolved into its original elements, - into hostile atoms, whose only movement was that of mutual repulsion.

Edward Everett

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Edward Everett

I feel, as never before, how justly, from the dawn of history to the present time, men have paid the homage of their gratitude and admiration to the memory of those who nobly sacrifice their lives, that their fellow-men may live in safety and in honor.

Edward Everett

In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington, and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862, it was determined by the Rebel government last summer to resume the offensive in that direction.

Edward Everett