Seth Low, American Educator ( January 18, 1850 - September 17, 1916 )

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The great city can teach something that no university by itself can altogether impart: a vivid sense of the largeness of human brotherhood, a vivid sense of man's increasing obligation to man; a vivid sense of our absolute dependence on one another.~Seth Low

Great Man Brotherhood

On this day, so full for Americans of thoughts connected with their National Independence, we may not forget that Americans have yet other grounds for gratitude to the people of the Netherlands.~Seth Low

Gratitude Day May

The United States of America have taken their name from the United States of the Netherlands.~Seth Low

America Name United

From you we have learned what we, at least, value, to separate Church and State; and from you we gather inspiration at all times in our devotion to learning, to religious liberty, and to individual and National freedom.~Seth Low

Learning Freedom Value

These are some of the things for which we believe the American people owe no little gratitude to the Dutch; and these are the things for which today, speaking in the name of the American people, we venture to express their heartfelt thanks.~Seth Low

Gratitude Today People

We cannot forget that our flag received its first foreign salute from a Dutch officer, nor that the Province of Friesland gave to our independence its first formal recognition.~Seth Low

Independence Forget Flag