George Bancroft Quote

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.


"The Office of the People in Art, Government and Religion", pp. 426-7 - Literary and Historical Miscellanies (1855)

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The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute...

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The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute...

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The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute...

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The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute...