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Daniel Webster Quotes

(1782-1852), American Lawyer, Statesman

Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered.

Category: Action

Keep cool; anger is not an argument.

Category: Anger

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

Category: Appearance

Labor in this country is independent and proud. It has not to ask the patronage of capital, but capital solicits the aid of labor.

Category: Capitalism

Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.

Category: Citizenship

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

Category: Confession

This is a Senate of equals, of men of individual honor and personal character, and of absolute independence. We know no masters, we acknowledge no dictators. This is a hall for mutual consultation and discussion; not an arena for the exhibition of champions.

Category: Congress

Philosophic argument, especially that drawn from the vastness of the universe, in comparison with the apparent insignificance of this globe, has sometimes shaken my reason for the faith that is in me; but my heart has always assured and reassured me that

Category: Faith

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

Category: Farming And Farmers

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

Category: God

Philosophical argument has sometimes shaken my reason for the faith that was in me; but my heart has always assured me that the Gospel of Jesus Christ must be reality.

Category: Gospel

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

Category: Invention And Inventor

Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.

Category: Liberty

Liberty consists in wholesome restraint.

Category: Liberty

Mind is the great lever of all things.

Category: Mind