Robert Charles Winthrop Quotes (11 quotes)
Address on Boston Common (1862).
Letter to Boston Commercial Club (1879).
“The poor must be wisely visited and liberally cared for, so that mendicity shall not be tempted into mendacity, nor want exasperated into crime.”
―Robert Charles Winthrop
Yorktown Oration (1881).
“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.”
As quoted in: Vanity Fair, Volume 54 (1991), p. 136
“I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”
―George W. Bush
To a person in the crowd who yelled "I can't hear you." - at World Trade Center site, New York, N.Y., 14 Sept. 2001
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRobert Charles Winthrop
Born: May 12, 1809
Died: November 16, 1894 (aged 85)
Bio: Robert Charles Winthrop was an American lawyer and philanthropist and one time Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.