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Jefferson Davis Quotes


An American military officer, statesman and leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, serving as the President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history, 1861 to 1865.
(1808 - 1889)

All we ask is to be let alone.
 

I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came.
 

If the Confederacy fails, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a Theory.
 

Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.
 

Never be haughty to the humble or humble to the haughty.
 

Truthfulness is a cornerstone in character, and if it be not firmly laid in youth, there will ever after be a weak spot in the foundation.
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