Daniel Webster

1782 - 1852

A Quote by Daniel Webster on books, faith, god, and religion

The Bible is a book of faith, and a book of doctrine, and a book of morals, and a book of religion, of especial revelation from God.

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

I have read their platform, and though I think there are some unsound places in it, I can stand upon it pretty well. But I see nothing in it both new and valuable. "What is valuable is not new, and what is new is not valuable."

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Speech at Marshfield, Sept. 1, 1848. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 433.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on divorce and labor

If you divorce capital from labor, capital is hoarded, and labor starves.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

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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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A Quote by Daniel Webster on justice and nations

Justice is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on company, conquest, earth, glory, military, possessions, power, principles, purpose, questions, and suffering

On this question of principle, while actual suffering was yet afar off, they [the Colonies] raised their flag against a power to which, for purposes of foreign conquest and subjugation, Rome in the height of her glory is not to be compared,-a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Speech, May 7, 1834. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 110.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on circumstances

Fearful concatenation of circumstances.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 88.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on confession and suicide

There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Argument on the Murder of Captain White, April 6, 1830. Webster's Works. Boston.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on knowledge, life, men, and mind

Converse, converse, CONVERSE, with living men, face to face, mind to mind-that is one of the best sources of knowledge.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on death, individuality, and purity

One may live as a conqueror, a king, or a magistrate; but he must die a man. The bed of death brings every human being to his pure individuality, to the intense contemplation of that deepest and most solemn of all relations - the relations between the creature and his Creator.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

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