Quotes by Carl Schurz

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Carl Schurz (March 2, 1829 May 14, 1906) was a German revolutionist, American statesman and reformer, and Union Army general in the American Civil War. His wife Margaretta Schurz was instrumental in establishing the kindergarten system in the U.S. more

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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.

My country right or wrong; when right, to keep her right; when wrong, to put her right.
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.
Consider: if you incorporate those tropical countries with the Republic of the United States, you will have to incorporate their people too.
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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