Authors - Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 - October 24, 1852) was a leading American statesman and senator from Massachusetts during the period leading up to the Civil War. He first rose to regional prominence through his defense of New England shipping interests. Webster's increasingly nationalistic views, and his effectiveness as a speaker, made him one of the most famous orators and influential Whig leaders of the Second Party System. He was a spokesman for modernization, banking and industry, but not for the common people who composed the base of his enemies in Jacksonian Democracy. - Wikipedia
There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange.
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.
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.
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.
The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.
I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
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.
It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever.
God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.
An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government.
Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.
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.
Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.
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.
Justice is the greatest interest of man on earth.
Keep cool; anger is not an argument.