Stephen Benet

1898 - 1943

A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on trust

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And Thames and all the rivers of the kings Ran into Mississippi and were drowned. They planted England with a stubborn trust But the cleft dust was never English dust.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: John Brown's Body, 1928

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét

Sherman's buzzin' along to de sea, Like Moses ridin' on a bumblebee.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: John Brown's Body, 1928

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on heart

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Bury my heart at Wounded Knee.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: American Names, 1927

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on dreams and men

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Dreaming men are haunted men.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét

Even the damned may salute the eloquence of Mr. Webster.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1936

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on family, life, and people

Broad-streeted Richmond . . . The trees in the streets are old trees used to living with people, Family trees that remember your grandfather's name.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: John Brown's Body, 1928

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét

They were half of the first families in Virginia. Well, where do you start, when you start counting F.F.V.s?

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: Western Star, 1943

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on art

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The art finds kingdoms in a foot of ground.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on hell

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Oh, Georgia booze is mighty fine booze, The best yuh ever poured yuh, But it eats the soles right offen yore shoes, For Hell's broke loose in Georgia.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: The Mountain Whippoorwill, 1923

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on power, thought, and wisdom

We thought we were done with these things but we were wrong. We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: Litany for Dictatorships, 1936

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