George Bancroft Quotes (48 quotes)
Vol. 1, ch. 13, p. 484 - A History of the United States (1834-74)
“The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.”
The Office of the People in Art, Government and Religion, pp. 426-7 - Literary and Historical Miscellanies (1855)
Vol. 1, ch. 10, p. 365 - A History of the United States (1834-74)
Literary and historical miscellanies (1855 edition)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGeorge Bancroft
Born: October 3, 1800
Died: January 17, 1891 (aged 90)
Bio: George Bancroft was an American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. During his tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Navy, he established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845.