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Rufus Choate (1799 – 1859)


American lawyer, Whig politician, and orator.
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We join ourselves to no party that does not carry the flag, and keep step to the music of the Union.
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The final end of government is not to exert restraint but to do good.
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A book is the only immortality.




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Neither irony nor sarcasm is argument.
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We have built no national temples but the Capitol; we consult no common oracle but the Constitution.
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All that happens in the world of Nature or Man, every war; every peace; every hour of prosperity; every hour of adversity; every election; every death ; every life; every success and every failure, all change, all permanence, the perished leaf; the unutterable glory of stars, all things speak truth to the thoughtful spirit.
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The courage of New England was the "courage of conscience." It did not rise to that insane and awful passion, the love of war for itself.
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Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading.
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There was a state without king or nobles; there was a church without a bishop; there was a people governed by grave magistrates which it had selected, and by equal laws which it had framed.
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Its constitution the glittering and sounding generalities of natural right which make up the Declaration of Independence.
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