About Charles Gayarré

Charles Étienne Arthur Gayarré (January 9, 1805 – February 11, 1895) was an American historian, author, attorney and politician born to a Spanish and French Creole planter's family in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The State Will Take Care of Itself

By |2017-06-21T15:28:24-05:00June 21st, 2017|Categories: Literature, Order, Quotation|

"If others play the fool, it is no reason why you should. The State will take care of itself. Mind your own business as you have heretofore done, and every thing will be better for yourself and for the State. There are men whose vocation it is, from taste, habit, and education, to be statesmen, [...]

History and the Imagination

By |2016-11-26T09:52:05-06:00April 29th, 2015|Categories: History, Imagination, Quotation|

“History is marble, and remains forever cold, even under the most artistic hand, unless life is breathed into it by the imagination. Then the marble becomes flesh and blood–then it feels, it thinks, it moves, and is immortal.” –Charles Gayarré […]

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