The American idea is a free church in a free state, and a free and unsectarian public school in every ward and every village with its door wide open to children of all races and every creed.
Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
Let every man honor and love the land of his birth and the race from which he springs and keep their memory green.
If a man is going to be an American at all, let him be so without any qualifying adjectives; and if he is going to be something else, let him drop the word American from his personal description.
Memorable Quotations: Historians
Historians of the Past (Kindle Book)
Memorable Quotations: Massachusetts Writers
Memorable Quotations: Massachusetts Writers of the Past
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