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Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

It is the maintenance of slavery by law in a state, not parallels of latitude, that makes its a southern state; and the absence of this, that makes it a northern state. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Dennis Miller

Of *course* he needs to renegotiate his salary - the guy buys more snow than Seward did when he bought Alaska from the Russians. — Dennis Miller

Seward Quotes By Doris Kearns Goodwin

Attempting to circumvent this declaration, Hunter recalled that Charles I of England had entered repeatedly into arrangements with his adversaries despite ongoing hostilities. "I do not profess to be posted in history," Lincoln answered. "On all such matters I will turn you over to Seward. All I distinctly recollect about the case of Charles I, is, that he lost his head in the end. — Doris Kearns Goodwin

Seward Quotes By Abraham Lincoln

Oh, that [his Thanksgiving Message] is some of Seward's nonsense, and it pleases the fools. — Abraham Lincoln

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

I know and all the world knows, that revolutions never go backwards. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Doris Kearns Goodwin

By privately endorsing Seward's spirit of compromise while projecting an unyielding public image, President-elect Lincoln retained an astonishing degree of control over an increasingly chaotic and potentially devastating situation. — Doris Kearns Goodwin

Seward Quotes By Henry Villard

I therefore shared fully the intense chagrin of the New York and other State delegations when, on the third ballot, Abraham Lincoln received a larger vote than Seward. — Henry Villard

Seward Quotes By Jeanie Seward-Magee

They say that people come into our lives for a lifetime, a season or a reason. — Jeanie Seward-Magee

Seward Quotes By Anonymous

Weed was confident that the British would have no idea anything was amiss with Seward's presidential aspirations and would treat him with the respect afforded to the next leader of the Americans. — Anonymous

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

A party with one idea; but that is a noble idea ... the idea of equality - the equality of all men before human tribunals and human laws. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Donna Tartt

But then, six months ago, my dad hauled me with him to this shaddy town in Alaska. Seward Peninsula, just below Arctic Circle? And then, middle of May - we flew to Fairbanks on a prop plane, and then we came here. — Donna Tartt

Seward Quotes By Stone Gossard

I walked to Seward School first through fourth grade. It's just amazing to me now that we'd walk down 10th Avenue on Capitol Hill. — Stone Gossard

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

Simultaneously with the establishment of the Constitution, Virginia ceded to the United States her domain, which then extended to the Mississippi, and was even claimed to extend to the Pacific Ocean. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Desmond Seward

Throughout the history of the Deutschritter the German genius is very evident, romantic idealism implemented with utter ruthlessness. — Desmond Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

The two systems slave and free-labor are incompatible. They have never permanently existed together in one country, and they never can. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

I mean to say that Congress can hereafter decide whether any states, slave or free, can be framed out of Texas. If they should never be framed out of Texas, they never could be admitted. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Elmer Seward

Where did it all begin? These are simple questions, but just as the humid summer air that can be felt but not touched, the answers are elusive. — Elmer Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

I speak on due consideration because Britain, France, and Mexico, have abolished slavery, and all other European states are preparing to abolish it as speedily as they can. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Doris Kearns Goodwin

One-time rival and subsequent usurper Secretary of State Seward finally settled into an assessment of Lincoln that, His confidence and compassion increase every day. — Doris Kearns Goodwin

Seward Quotes By Anna Seward

Time's stern tide, with cold Oblivion's wave, Shall soon dissolve each fair, each fading charm. — Anna Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

There is a higher law than the Constitution. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

To reduce this claim of slavery to an absurdity, it is only necessary to add that there are only two states in which slaves are a majority, and not one in which the slaveholders are not a very disproportionate minority. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

Can nothing be done for freedom because the public conscience is inert? — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Anna Seward

Though just biographical record will touch the failings of the good and the eminent with tenderness. — Anna Seward

Seward Quotes By Anna Seward

Let me be content with being happy, without sighing that I am not distinguished. — Anna Seward

Seward Quotes By Bram Stoker

My Life is a barren and lonely one, and so full of work that I have not had much time for friendships ... I have known so many good people and seen such nobility that I feel more than ever-and it has grown with my advancing years-the lonliness of my life. Believe, me, then, that I come here full of respect for you, and you have given me hope-hope, not in what I am seeking of, but that there are good women still left to make life happy. Dr Van Helsing to Mia Seward. — Bram Stoker

Seward Quotes By Kristin Miller

If I ever fall in love with a werewolf," Veronica said, as she stared at a drunken wedding guest being escorted out of Seward Park, "shoot me."
"Famous last words. — Kristin Miller

Seward Quotes By Doris Kearns Goodwin

Democratic periodicals in the North warned that the governor's stance would compromise highly profitable New York trade connections with Virginia and other slave states. Seward was branded "a bigoted New England fanatic." This only emboldened Seward's resolve to press the issue. He spurred the Whig-dominated state legislature to pass a series of antislavery laws affirming the rights of black citizens against seizure by Southern agents, guaranteeing a trial by jury for any person so apprehended, and prohibiting New York police officers and jails from involvement in the apprehension of fugitive slaves. — Doris Kearns Goodwin

Seward Quotes By Elmer Seward

Duck wasn't sure if it was optimism or fantasy, but hope had been such uncharted waters for him recently that he was having difficulty navigating them. — Elmer Seward

Seward Quotes By Doris Kearns Goodwin

It soon became clear, however, that Abraham Lincoln would emerge the undisputed captain of this most unusual cabinet, truly a team of rivals. The powerful competitors who had originally disdained Lincoln became colleagues who helped him steer the country through its darkest days. SewardDoris Kearns Goodwin

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

Revolutions never go backward. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Anna Seward

If I had girls to educate I would not have them learn both music and drawing. — Anna Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

The United States are a political state, or organized society, whose end is government, for the security, welfare, and happiness of all who live under its protection. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

The color of the prisoner's skin, and the form of his features, are not impressed upon the spiritual immortal mind which works beneath. In spite of human pride, he is still your brother, and mine, in form and color accepted and approved by his Father, and yours, and mine, and bears equally with us the proudest inheritance of our race - the image of our Maker. Hold him then to be a Man. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

I have learned, by some experience, that virtue and patriotism, vice and selfishness, are found in all parties, and that they differ less in their motives than in the policies they pursue. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

I submit, on the other hand, most respectfully, that the Constitution not merely does not affirm that principle, but, on the contrary, altogether excludes it. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Anna Seward

When Death, or adverse Fortune's ruthless gale,
Tears our best hopes away, the wounded Heart
Exhausted, leans on all that can impart
The charm of Sympathy; her mutual wail
How soothing! never can her warm tears fail
To balm our bleeding grief's severest smart;
Nor wholly vain feign'd Pity's solemn art,
Tho' we should penetrate her sable veil.
Concern, e'en known to be assum'd, our pains
Respecting, kinder welcome far acquires
Than cold Neglect, or Mirth that Grief profanes.
Thus each faint Glow-worm of the Night conspires,
Gleaming along the moss'd and darken'd lanes,
To cheer the Gloom with her unreal fires. — Anna Seward

Seward Quotes By Anna Seward

Suffer not thy wrongs to shroud thy fate, But turn, my soul, to blessings which remain. — Anna Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

If slavery, limited as it yet is, now threatens to subvert the Constitution, how can we as wise and prudent statesmen, enlarge its boundaries and increase its influence, and thus increase already impending dangers? — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Gore Vidal

You know what Mr. Bates called me?" Seward shook his head with wonder. "An unprincipled liar. And here I am one of the most heavily principled men in politics." Lincoln chuckled. In every way, making allowances for regional differences, Seward's humor was not unlike his own. "And since you're a smart man, Governor, you never actually lie. Smart men never have to. — Gore Vidal

Seward Quotes By Bram Stoker

I asked Dr. Seward to give me a little opiate of some kind, as I had not slept well the night before......I hope I have not done wrong, for as sleep begins to flirt with me, a new fear comes: that I may have been foolish in thus depriving myself of the power of waking. I might want it. Here comes sleep. Goodnight. — Bram Stoker

Seward Quotes By Joshua A. Norton

To Mr. Seward: It is my desire that, in case Maximillian will surrender, he be sent here a prisoner of war, but that in the event of his continuing the war, or refusing to surrender, then he be shot. — Joshua A. Norton

Seward Quotes By Gore Vidal

Seward appreciated the honest and open way that Stanton lied; it was the hallmark of the truly great lawyer, and demonstrated a professional mastery not unlike his own. — Gore Vidal

Seward Quotes By Darin Gibby

The 1850s proved to be the decade of the most prolific patent litigation in America's history. Lincoln himself was involved, as well as his most three prolific cabinet members: Chase, Seward and Stanton. — Darin Gibby

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

There is not only no free state which would now establish it, but there is no slave state, which, if it had had the free alternative as we now have, would have founded slavery. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Bram Stoker

How I slept, with that dear, good Dr. Seward watching me. And tonight I shall not fear to sleep, since he is close at hand and within call. Thank everybody for being so good to me. Thank God! Goodnight Arthur. DR. — Bram Stoker

Seward Quotes By Anna Seward

Not the slow Hearse, where nod the sable plumes,
The Parian Statue, bending o'er the Urn,
The dark robe floating, the dejection worn
On the dropt eye, and lip no smile illumes;
Not all this pomp of sorrow, that presumes
It pays Affection's debt, is due concern
To the FOR EVER ABSENT, tho' it mourn
Fashion's allotted time. If Time consumes,
While Life is ours, the precious vestal-flame
Memory shou'd hourly feed; - if, thro' each day,
She with whate'er we see, hear, think, or say,
Blend not the image of the vanish'd Frame,
O! can the alien Heart expect to prove,
In worlds of light and life, a reunited love! — Anna Seward

Seward Quotes By Connie Brockway

Etiquette, Seward had once told Jamison, was all that mattered. Ideologies waxed and waned, religions developed and eroded, political parties rose and fell from power. Only courtesy remained one of the few things valued by all civilized men. — Connie Brockway

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

We show our sympathy with slavery by emancipating slaves where we cannot reach them, and holding them in bondage where we can set them free. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Anna Seward

Were I to flatter myself with the possibility of success in such combat, it would indeed be presumption. — Anna Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

The proposition of an established classification of states as slave states and free states, as insisted on by some, and into northern and southern, as maintained by others, seems to me purely imaginary, and of course the supposed equilibrium of those classes a mere conceit. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

No man will ever be president of the United States who spells Negro with two g's. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Elmer Seward

If a boat is shattered by a storm, the desperate passengers cling to the floating pieces of the hull. In that moment, it's not a broken boat. To a drowning man, it's a floating miracle. — Elmer Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

I deem it established, then, that the Constitution does not recognize property in man, but leaves that question, as between the states, to the law of nature and of nations. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

The right to have a slave implies the right in some one to make the slave; that right must be equal and mutual, and this would resolve society into a state of perpetual war. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Elmer Seward

Eli was right. The measure of success isn't what you gain. It's what you pay to get it. — Elmer Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

Sir, there is no Christian nation, thus free to choose as we are, which would establish slavery. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

But there is a higher law than the Constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the same noble purposes. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

The constitution regulates our stewardship; the constitution devotes the domain to union, to justice, to defense, to welfare, and to liberty. But there is a higher law than the constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the same noble purposes. The territory is a part, no inconsiderable part, of the common heritage of mankind, bestowed upon them by the Creator of the universe. We are his stewards, and must so discharge our trust as to secure in the highest attainable degree their happiness. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

It is true, indeed, that the national domain is ours. It is true it was acquired by the valor and with the wealth of the whole nation. But we hold, nevertheless, no arbitrary power over it. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

But the Constitution was made not only for southern and northern states, but for states neither northern nor southern, namely, the western states, their coming in being foreseen and provided for. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Tennessee Williams

This play is dedicated to the memory of Clarence Darrow, The Great Defender, whose mental frontiers were the four corners of the sky. — Tennessee Williams

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

But I deny that the Constitution recognizes property in man. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

The whole hope of human progress is suspended on the ever-growing influence of the Bible. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

But assuming the same premises, to wit, that all men are equal by the law of nature and of nations, the right of property in slaves falls to the ground; for one who is equal to another cannot be the owner or property of that other. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

Therefore, states are equal in natural rights. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Doris Kearns Goodwin

There are two antagonistic elements of society in America," Seward had proclaimed, "freedom and slavery. Freedom is in harmony with our system of government and with the spirit of the age, and is therefore passive and quiescent. Slavery is in conflict with that system, with justice, with humanity, and is therefore organized, defensive, active, and perpetually aggressive." Free labor, he said, demands universal suffrage and the widespread "diffusion of knowledge." The slave-based system, by contrast "cherishes ignorance because it is the only security for oppression. — Doris Kearns Goodwin

Seward Quotes By Anna Seward

A masculine education cannot spare from professional study and the necessary acquisition of languages, the time and attention which I have bestowed on the compositions of my countrymen. — Anna Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

There is no social life outside of Christendom. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

Whatever policy we adopt, there must be an energetic prosecution of it. For this purpose it must be somebody's business to pursue and direct it incessantly. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Thomas Seward

Seven wealthy towns contend for Homer dead, Through which the living Homer begged his bread — Thomas Seward

Seward Quotes By Henry Adams

Seward would inspire a cow with statesmanship if she understood our language. — Henry Adams

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

But you answer, that the Constitution recognizes property in slaves. It would be sufficient, then, to reply, that this constitutional recognition must be void, because it is repugnant to the law of nature and of nations. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By William H. Seward

It would be contrary to the spirit of the American Government to use force to subjugate the South. — William H. Seward

Seward Quotes By Anna Seward

To what derision should I be exposed from a thousand quarters!- An unlearned female entering the lists of criticism against the mighty Johnson! — Anna Seward

Seward Quotes By William Seward

The circumstances of the world are so variable that an irrevocable purpose or opinion is almost synonymous with a foolish one. — William Seward

Seward Quotes By Thomas Seward

Great Homer's birthplace seven rival cities claim, Too mighty such monopoly of Fame. — Thomas Seward