Daniel Webster

1782 - 1852

A Quote by Daniel Webster on angels, god, spirit, and trust

I thank God, that if I am gifted with little of the spirit which is able to raise mortals to the skies, I have yet none, as I trust, of that other spirit which would drag angels down.

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 world

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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.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on deed and memory

Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson, Aug. 2, 1826. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 146.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on death, heart, and survival

Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and my heart to this vote.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson, Aug. 2, 1826. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 133.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster

Sea of upturned faces.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Speech, Sept. 30, 1842. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, Vol. ii. p. 117.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on god, individuality, responsibility, and thought

The most important thought I ever had was that of my individual responsibility to God.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

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A Quote by Daniel Webster

Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on beginning and civilization

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

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Remarks on Agriculture, Jan 13, 1840. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 457.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on christianity, control, country, duty, fear, fortune, future, god, heart, hope, justice, life, posterity, religion, and respect

IF WE AND OUR POSTERITY SHALL BE TRUE TO THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, IF WE AND THEY SHALL LIVE ALWAYS IN THE FEAR OF GOD AND SHALL RESPECT HIS COMMANDMENTS, IF WE AND THEY SHALL MAINTAIN JUST MORAL SENTIMENTS AND SUCH CONSCIENTIOUS CONVICTIONS OF DUTY AS SHALL CONTROL THE HEART AND LIFE, WE MAY HAVE THE HIGHEST HOPES OF THE FUTURE FORTUNES OF OUR COUNTRY. OUR COUNTRY WILL GO ON PROSPERING.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Speech, 1852. —ALBERT W. DAW COLLECTION

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on change and circumstances

Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances, are often justifiable.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Speech, July 25 and 27, 1846. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, Vol. v. p. 187.

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