Quotes by: Edward Everett

Edward Everett
Daguerreotype, 1850s
20th United States Secretary of State
In office
November 6, 1852 – March 4, 1853
President Millard Fillmore
Preceded by Daniel Webster
Succeeded by William L. Marcy
United States Senator
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1853 – June 1, 1854
Preceded by John Davis
Succeeded by Julius Rockwell
15th Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 13, 1836 – January 18, 1840
Lieutenant George Hull
Preceded by Samuel Turell Armstrong (acting)
Succeeded by Marcus Morton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1835
Preceded by Timothy Fuller
Succeeded by Samuel Hoar
United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom
In office
December 16, 1841 – August 8, 1845
Preceded by Andrew Stevenson
Succeeded by Louis McLane
Personal details
Born (1794-04-11)April 11, 1794
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Died January 15, 1865(1865-01-15) (aged 70)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political party Whig
Constitutional Union
Spouse(s) Charlotte Gray Brooks
Children Anne Gorham Everett
Charlotte Brooks Everett
Grace Webster Everett
Edward Brooks Everett
Henry Sidney Everett
William Everett
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Politician, educator
Religion Unitarian

God bless the Union; - it is dearer to us for the blood of brave men which has been shed in its defence.
Edward Everett
And now the momentous day, a day to be forever remembered in the annals of the country, arrived. Early in the morning on the 1st of July the conflict began.
Edward Everett
There were speeches made in Congress in the very last session before the outbreak of the Rebellion, so ferocious as to show that their authors were under the influence of a real frenzy.
Edward Everett
In Italy, on the breaking up of the Roman Empire, society might be said to be resolved into its original elements, - into hostile atoms, whose only movement was that of mutual repulsion.
Edward Everett
In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington, and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862, it was determined by the Rebel government last summer to resume the offensive in that direction.
Edward Everett
Let a nation's fervent thanks make some amends for the toils and sufferings of those who survive.
Edward Everett
That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt; but, in the apparent and perhaps real absence of plan on the part of Lee, it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter.
Edward Everett
I feel, as never before, how justly, from the dawn of history to the present time, men have paid the homage of their gratitude and admiration to the memory of those who nobly sacrifice their lives, that their fellow-men may live in safety and in honor.
Edward Everett
General Reynolds immediately found himself engaged with a force which greatly outnumbered his own, and had scarcely made his dispositions for the action when he fell, mortally wounded, at the head of his advance.
Edward Everett
It was appointed by law in Athens, that the obsequies of the citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense, and in the most honorable manner.
Edward Everett

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