A collection of quotes and thoughts by Noah Webster on writing, guide, spelling, grammar, principle, character, modesty, reform, honor, politics, trust and tyranny.

9 Inspiring Quotes By Noah Webster For All The Grammar Lovers

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May 28, 1843

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West Hartford

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American Minerva

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Noah Webster was a renowned American lexicographer, acknowledged as the "Father of American Scholarship and Education". He is believed to be obsessive about words, grammar and punctuation and published some of the most respected American-English manuals. His first book titled ‘A Grammatical Institute of the English Language’ which was a speller and a grammar publication was popularly known as ‘Blue-Blacked Speller’. He had a huge interest in politics and marked the beginning of his career as a political writer with a book on the principles of the federal constitution. He went on to form the ‘Connecticut Society for the Abolition of Slavery’ and the first daily of New York popularly known as the ‘Commercial Advertiser’. His immense intellect on politics helped him to be elected as a ‘Federalist’ to the ‘Connecticut House of Representatives’. His never-ending obsession of English compelled him to start working on words used on a regular basis. Within a year he started collecting these words for his dictionary which took 28 years to be published. It was initially titled as ‘The American Spelling Book’ but was renamed to ‘The Elementary Spelling Book’. It was a huge dictionary of 70,000 words out of which 12000 were new words. He learnt 26 different languages including Sanskrit to form these words. We bring to you a treasure trove of quotes and thoughts by the renowned man of letter which have been scanned from the vast sea of his work. Take a look at the quotations and sayings by Noah Webster which will give you a glimpse of his high intellect.

The heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.

- Noah Webster

The Bible must be considered as the great source of all the truth by which men are to be guided in government as well as in all social transactions.

- Noah Webster

No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.

- Noah Webster

In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate - look to his character.

- Noah Webster

Unaffected modesty is the sweetest charm of female excellence, the richest gem in the diadem of her honor.

- Noah Webster

The reasonableness of the command to obey parents is clear to children, even when quite young.

- Noah Webster

A pure democracy is generally a very bad government, It is often the most tyrannical government on earth; for a multitude is often rash, and will not hear reason.

- The Original Blue Back Speller, Noah Webster

When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country.

- Noah Webster

Facts which were new to me were daily presenting themselves to my mind.

- Noah Webster