Edward Everett Quotes

Who is Edward Everett?

Edward Everett was an American politician, pastor, educator, diplomat, and orator from Massachusetts. Everett is known for sharing the stage with [President Abraham Lincoln|abraham-lincoln] at Gettysburg. Everett's two hour speech was overshadowed by Lincoln's short but elegant and to the point Gettysburg Address.

Born April 11, 1794
Died January 15, 1865

Best Quotes by Edward Everett

“Education safeguards liberty better than a standing army.”

“I am only one. But still, I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”

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“Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the great invention of the world... enabling us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn, at all distances of time and space.”


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