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.”

Edward Everett

“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.”

Edward Everett

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“When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one.”


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