Edward Everett Quote
“Let a nation's fervent thanks make some amends for the toils and sufferings of those who survive.”
Revised report made to the legislature of Pennsylvania, relative to the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg: embracing an account of the origin of the undertaking; address of Hon. Edward Everett, at its consecration, with the dedicatory speech of President Lincoln, and the other exercises of that event; together with the address of Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, deliverd July 4, 1866 [i.e. 1865], upon the dedication of the Soldiers' National Monument and the other proceedings upon that occasion (1867 edition)
“Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.”
Referring to Arturo Ui (representing Adolf Hitler), in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1941)
“I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”
―J. D. Salinger
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters (1955)
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
Born: April 11, 1794
Died: January 15, 1865 (aged 70)
Occupation: Statesman, politician, educator
Bio: Edward Everett was an American politician and educator from Massachusetts. Everett, a Whig, served as U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, the 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, and United States Secretary of State. He also taught at Harvard University and served as president of Harvard.