Carl Becker Quotes

It is often forgotten that the document which we know as the Declaration of Independence is not the official act by which the Continental Congress voted in favor of separation from Great Britain. June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee, on behalf of the Virginia delegation, submitted to the Continental Congress three resolutions, of which the […]

If the Declaration has not been forgotten, if it has been much criticized, much denounced and much applauded, if it has never lacked “friends” or “enemies,” no doubt one essential reason is that it was an event, or at least the chief symbol of an event of surpassing historical importance, as well as a literary […]

Generally speaking, men are influenced by books which clarify their own thought, which express their own notions well, or which suggest to them ideas which their minds are already predisposed to accept.