Henry Clay was an American lawyer, planter, statesman and orator. He was also known as ‘The Great Pacificator’ or ‘The Great Compromiser’. He served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives for three consecutive years and also as the Secretary of State under President John Quincy Adams. Henry remained one of the prominent public figures until his death. Being a leading pro-war leader, Henry favored war with Britan and had a major role in leading America into the war of 1812. During this time Henry courageously spoke about the independence of several Latin American Republics and also advocated for a national bank. Henry’s influence was so strong that Abraham Lincoln, who was very young at that time, admired him and also referred him as his ‘beau ideal of a statesman’. Henry’s quotes on politics, government, President, gratitude, mankind are very famous. Here is our collection of Henry Clay quotes about character, men, people, government, judgement, politics, mankind, gratitude, President, thanksgiving and more.