Quotations by Preston Brooks

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Born: Thursday, August 5, 1819
Died: Tuesday, January 27, 1857 (37 years old)
Profession: Politician
Nationality: American


But if I had committed a breach of privilege, it was the privilege of the Senate, and not of this House, which was violated. I was answerable there and not here.
- Preston Brooks
(Keywords: Privilege, Senate)

But, sir, they have written me down upon the history of the country as worthy of expulsion, and in no unkindness I must tell them that for all future time my self-respect requires that I shall pass them as strangers.
- Preston Brooks
(Keywords: History, Time, Country, Future, Self, Strangers, Unkindness)

I should have forfeited my own self-respect, and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen, if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling the offender in question to a personal account.
- Preston Brooks
(Keywords: Injury, Opinion, Question, Self)

If I desired to kill the senator why did I not do it? You all admit that I had him in my power.
- Preston Brooks
(Keywords: Power)

They had no right, as it seems to me, to prosecute me in these Halls; nor have you the right in law or under the Constitution, as I respectfully submit, to take jurisdiction over offenses committed against them.
- Preston Brooks
(Keywords: Constitution, Law, Right)

Whatever insults my State insults me.
- Preston Brooks
(Keywords: Insults, State)







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