Daniel Webster Quotes

Daniel Webster

US diplomat, lawyer, orator, & politician (1782 - 1852)

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Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.

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Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.

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Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.

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We are all agents of the same supreme power, the people.

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If we abide by the principles taught by the Bible, our country will go on prospering.

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I still live.

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The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.

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I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.

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A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.

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The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.

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Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.

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God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.

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Mind is the great lever of all things.

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