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57 Powerful Quotes By Daniel Webster

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Famous As: Former United States Senator

Born On: January 18, 1782

Died On: October 24, 1852

Born In: Salisbury, New Hampshire, United States

Died At Age: 70

Daniel Webster was an American politician who served as U.S. Senator, was twice the U.S. Secretary of State and served twice in the U.S. House of Representative. He was only one of the two politicians to have served as Secretary of State under three different presidents. Webster was nominated for presidency of the Whig Party thrice during the first half of 19th century United States. He was also affiliated with other political parties namely Federalist Party and National Republican Party. Webster was one of the dynamic courtroom lawyers. He was also instrumental in negotiations of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 which helped in establishing boundaries between the United States and Canada. Being a persuasive orator, he also played a key part in evoking nationalism. Webster’s sayings and quotes are quite often quoted by people. Here are some of the most powerful quotes from this dynamic politician in American history.  

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There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession

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If all my possessions were taken from me with one exception, I would choose to keep the power of communication, for by it I would soon regain all the rest

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The proper function of a government is to make it easy for the people to do good, and difficult for them to do evil.

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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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There is nothing so powerful as truth - and often nothing so strange.

Daniel Webster

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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The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.

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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

Daniel Webster

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

Daniel Webster

There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.

Daniel Webster

A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.

Daniel Webster

The people's government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people.

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Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.

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The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions

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Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.

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The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God.

Daniel Webster

Let us never forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.

Daniel Webster

There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange.

Daniel Webster

The law: it has honored us; may we honor it.

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How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems.

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A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.

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The people's government, made for the people, made by the people and answerable to the people. January 1830

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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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Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny.

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

Daniel Webster

One country, one constitution, one destiny.

Daniel Webster

On the diffusion of education among the people rest the preservation and perpetuation of our free institutions.

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What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.

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There is always room at the top.

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Wisdom begins at the end.

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

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Liberty and Union, now and for ever, one and inseparable!

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Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.

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Nothing will ruin the country if the people themselves will undertake its safety; and nothing can save it if they leave that safety in any hands but their own.

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I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.

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Mr. President, I wish to speak today, not as a Massachusetts man, nor as a Northern man, but as an American. I speak for the preservation of the Union. Hear me for my cause.

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Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.

Daniel Webster

When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.

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I still live.

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The right of an inventor to his invention is no monopoly - in any other sense than a man's house is a monopoly.

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Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered.

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No man not inspired can make a good speech without preparation.

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Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances, are often justifiable.

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We have been taught to regard a representative of the people as a sentinel on the watch-tower of liberty.

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Whatever government is not a government of laws, is a despotism, let it be called what it may.

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He who tampers with the currency robs labor of its bread.

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Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.

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

Daniel Webster

Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.

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It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever.

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

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The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions.

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

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Man is a special being, and if left to himself, in an isolated condition, would be one of the weakest creatures; but associated with his kind, he works wonders.

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An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy.

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Keep cool; anger is not an argument.

Daniel Webster