Quotes by Rufus Choate

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Rufus Choate (October 1, 1799 - July 13, 1859), American lawyer and orator, was born at Ipswich, Massachusetts, the descendant of a family which settled in Massachusetts in 1667; brother of noted physician George Choate, and uncle to George C. S. Choate and Joseph Hodges Choate. Rufus Choate's birthplace, Choate House, remains virtually unchanged to this day.

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A book is the only immortality.

Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love for reading.
We have built no national temples but the Capitol; we consult no common oracle but the Constitution.

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