Ezra Cornell Quotes

18 Ezra Cornell quotes:

"I want to go where I can be of the most service to the general enterprise."
"There is nothing I have to reflect on that gives me more satisfaction than the fact that my life is insured for the benefit of my Dear Wife and children."
"At the time I first embarked in the business I was worth five thousand dollars in real estate which rented for enough to support my family."
"I was glad to hear of that determination as I detest the practice of cousins marrying or any marriage between persons in which there can be traced the most distant relationship. I go for the improvement instead of the deterioration of our race."
"My dear, the duty that devolved wholly on you in my absence of guiding and expanding the minds of our dear children is a laborious one and a responsible one."
"There is a great reform required in the education and habits of females."
"Enquire what the effect of large endowments are upon colleges."
"I have always considered that choosing a companion for life was a very important affair and that my happyness or misery in this life depended on the choice."
"Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron."
"Yesterday I staked off the ground on the hill for an orchard. I want to get 1000 apple trees agrowing."
"Finally, I trust we have laid the foundation of an University - an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."
"I have a fine lot of telescopes. I have one with which I can see the Mountains in the Moon."
"In 1844, there was a balance of perhaps of a couple of thousand dollars on the cr side."
"The summer of 1830 I... blasted the tunnel through the rock to take water from the dam above the falls for the mill... In 1831 we lowered the tunnel four feet, and built a new dam across the creek."
"I hope to do much good with it, but I really don't know how to dispose of it in a will so as to do the good with it that I should desire to do."
"I read the book with interest, but when Jackson was a candidate in 1828 for the Presidency, I opposed him and voted for Adams. I favored a protective tariff."
"I think after this year I shall give up the Telegraph business to you and Col. Speed and I will turn my attention to the improvement of the property."
"The arguement in the O'Reilly injunction suit is postponed until the 3rd Monday in Oct. to give time to learn the grounds of the Kentucky decision."

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