The best Quotes about the 19th Century

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One of the things that draws us to the 19th century is that it's far enough away to feel exotic but close enough to be approachable. We can still recognize ourselves in those people, even as we see all the ways in which our lives have diverged from theirs.

Louis Bayard, August 2019

In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.

Erich Fromm

Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.

Oscar Wilde

Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free.

FreedomBarack Obama, Inauguration Speech, 21st January 2013