Quotes by Carl Schurz

Carl Schurz

American statesman, journalist, and reformer

Alive from: 1829-1906

Category: Politics | Media

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    Consider: if you incorporate those tropical countries with the Republic of the United States, you will have to incorporate their people too.
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    From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.
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    Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.
    Source: Address, Faneuil Hall, Boston (18 April 1859)
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    Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.
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    If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.
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    My country right or wrong; when right, to keep her right; when wrong, to put her right.
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    The Senator from Wisconsin cannot frighten me by exclaiming, My country, right or wrong. In one sense I say so too. My country; and my country is the great American Republic. My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.
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    We have come to a point where it is loyalty to resist, and treason to submit.
    Source: State Rights and Byron Paine, Albany Hall, Milwaukee, (23 March 1859)
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