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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg (1884–1951)
QUOTATION: This is the bare chronology of as great an American as ever lived. Ten thousand pages would be required to fill in the full story of his talents, his genius and his impact upon the foundation of America. He was ever the subject of white-heat controversy—in death even as in life. But for myself, summing it all up, I say that five words might be his epitaph: THE REPUBLIC IS HIS MONUMENT.
ATTRIBUTION: Senator ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG, “Story of Alexander Hamilton as Told by Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg,” The Sons of the American Revolution Magazine, February 1950, p. 9. Also Congressional Record, February 24, 1950, vol. 96, Appendix, p. A1378.
SUBJECTS: Greatness