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James Bryce Quotes

Perhaps the most typically American place in America.
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Why then seek to complete in a few decades what took the other nations of the world thousands of years? Why, in your hurry to subdue and utilize nature, squander her splendid gifts? You have opportunities such as mankind has never had before, and may never have again.

— James Bryce

There is a hearty Puritanism in the view of human nature which pervades the instrument of 1787. It is the work of men who believed in original sin, and were resolved to leave open for transgressors no door which they could possibly shut.

— James Bryce

The chief practical use of history is to deliver us from plausible historical analogies.

— James Bryce

California, more than any other part of the Union, is a country by itself, and San Francisco a capital.

— James Bryce

Life is too short for reading inferior books.

— James Bryce

The People, though we think of a great entity when we use the word, means nothing more than so many millions of individual men.

— James Bryce

The tendency everywhere in America to concentrate power and responsibility in one man is unmistakable.

— James Bryce

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