George Stillman Hillard

George Stillman
Hillard
1808
1879

American Lawyer, Orator, Politician, Man of Letters

Author Quotes

The shadow of human life is traced upon a golden ground of immortal hope.

Wealth brings noble opportunities, and competence is a proper object of pursuit; but wealth, and even competence, may be bought at too high a price. Wealth itself has no moral attribute. It is not money, but the love of money, which is the root of all evil. It is the relation between wealth and the mind and the character of its possessor which is the essential thing.

A great man is a gift, in some measure of a revelation of God. A great man, living for high ends, is the divinest thing that can be seen on earth. The value and interest of history are derived chiefly from the lives and services of the eminent men whom it commemorates.

A statesman makes the occasion, but the occasion makes the politician.

A vacant mind invites dangerous inmates, as a deserted mansion tempts wandering outcasts to enter and take up their abode n its desolate apartments.

Many persons feel art, some understand it; but few both feel and understand it.

Author Picture
First Name
George Stillman
Last Name
Hillard
Birth Date
1808
Death Date
1879
Bio

American Lawyer, Orator, Politician, Man of Letters