Daniel Webster

1782 - 1852

A Quote by Daniel Webster on existence and liberty

Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Speech at the Charleston Bar Dinner, May 10, 1847. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on christianity and community

The longer I live the more highly do I estimate the Christian Sabbath, and the more grateful do I feel to those who impress its importance on the community.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on darkness, duty, happiness, and misery

A sense of duty pursues us ever. It is omnipresent, like the Deity. If we take to ourselves the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, duty performed or duty violated is still with us, for our happiness or our misery. If we say the darkness shall cover us, in the darkness as in the light our obligations are yet with us.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 105.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on destruction and power

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

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: 1819, McCullough v. Maryland

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on america, character, mankind, respect, and world

America has furnished to the world the character of Washington. And if our American institutions had done nothing else, that alone would have entitled them to the respect of mankind.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Completion of Bunker Hill Monument, June 17, 1843. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857,

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on day, generations, heaven, life, and men

Venerable men! you have come down to us from a former generation. Heaven has bounteously lengthened out your lives, that you might behold this joyous day.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: At Corner-Stone laying of the Bunker Hill Monument, 1825. Webster's Works. Boston.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on lawyers and opposites

Lawyers on opposite sides of a case are like the two parts of shears; they cut what comes between them, but not each other.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on god, liberty, and love

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

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Speech, June 3, 1834. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, Vol. iv. p. 47.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on liberty

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

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Second Speech on Foot's Resolution, Jan. 26, 1830. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on children, constitution, government, parenthood, and war

Where is it written in the Constitution that you may take children from their parents, and parents from their children, and compel them to fight the battles of any war in which the folly or wickedness of government may engage it?

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

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