Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered.
Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)
Source: At Corner-Stone laying of the Bunker Hill Monument, 1825. Webster's Works. Boston.
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A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
He smote the rock of the national resources, and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched the dead corpse of Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet.
Source: Speech on Hamilton, March 10, 1831. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 200.
One country, one constitution, one destiny.
Source: Speech, March 15, 1837. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 349.
Let our object be our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country.
Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
Source: Speech at the Charleston Bar Dinner, May 10, 1847. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857.
I still live.
Source: last words
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
Source: On Mr. Justice Story, 1845. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 300.
Knowledge, in truth, is the great sun in the firmament. Life and power are scattered with all its beams.
Knowledge is the only fountain both of the love and the principles of human liberty.
Source: Completion of Bunker Hill Monument, June 17, 1843. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857,
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