Carl Schurz Quotes

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Carl Schurz Quotes

Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.
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My country right or wrong; when right, to keep her right; when wrong, to put her right.

— Carl Schurz

I have always been in favor of a healthy Americanization, but that does not mean a complete disavowal of our German heritage. It means that our character should take on the best of that which is American, and combine it with the best of that which is German. By doing this, we can best serve the American people and their civilization.

— Carl Schurz

Our ideals resemble the stars, which illumintate the night. No one will ever be able to touch them. But the men who, like the sailors on the ocean, take them for guides, will undoubtedly reach their goal.

— Carl Schurz

Consider: if you incorporate those tropical countries with the Republic of the United States, you will have to incorporate their people too.

— Carl Schurz

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