Henry Codman Potter

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Henry Codman Potter (May 25, 1835July 21, 1908), United States Protestant Episcopal bishop, the son of Bishop Alonzo Potter, was born in Schenectady, New York.

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  • We have exchanged the Washingtonian dignity for the Jeffersonian simplicity, which was in truth only another name for the Jacksonian vulgarity.
    • Address at the Washington Centennial Service in St. Paul's Chapel, New York, April 30, 1889.
  • If there be no nobility of descent, all the more indispensable is it that there should be nobility of ascent, — a character in them that bear rule so fine and high and pure that as men come within the circle of its influence they involuntarily pay homage to that which is the one pre-eminent distinction, the royalty of virtue.
    • Address at the Washington Centennial Service in St. Paul's Chapel, New York, April 30, 1889.

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