Quotes by Charles Sumner

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Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811March 11, 1874) was an American politician and statesman from the U.S. state of Massachusetts. A noted lawyer and orator, Sumner was at various times a Whig, a Free Soiler, and a Republican. He ... more

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I have never known a man who was sensual in his youth, who was high-minded when old.

The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.
The age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come.
From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been ;abandoned.