Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Rufus Choate (17991859)
We have built no national temples but the Capitol; we consult no common oracle but the Constitution.
Representative RUFUS CHOATE, The Importance of Illustrating New-England History by a Series of Romances like the Waverley Novels, lecture delivered at Salem, Massachusetts, 1833.Samuel Gilman Brown, The Works of Rufus Choate with a Memoir of His Life, vol. 1, p. 345 (1862).