Daniel Webster

1782 - 1852

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)

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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 truth

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There is nothing so powerful as truth, - and often nothing so strange.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 68.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on eternity, fear, god, justice, love, men, principles, time, and work

If we work upon marble, it will perish; If we work upon brass, time will efface it; If we rear temples, they will crumble to dust; But if we work upon men's immoral minds And imbue them with high principles, With the just fear of God and love of their fellow man; We engrave on those tablets something which no time can efface, And which will brighten and brighten to all eternity.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Speech at Faneuil Hall, Boston, in 1852

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on government and people

The people's government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people.

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 blessings, death, god, independence, life, and sentimentality

It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment,-Independence now and Independence forever.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson, Aug. 2, 1826. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 136.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on day, death, and independence

Mr. Webster says of Mr. Adams: "On the day of his death, hearing the noise of bells and cannon, he asked the occasion. On being reminded that it was 'Independent Day,' he replied, 'Independence forever.'"

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Webster's Works, vol. i. p. 150. Bancroft: History of the United States, vol. vii. p. 65.

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