Daniel Webster

1782 - 1852

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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A Quote by Daniel Webster on heaven and time

When my eyes shall be turned to behold for the last time the sun in heaven, may I not see him shining on the broken and dishonored fragments of a once glorious Union; on States dissevered, discordant, belligerent; on a land rent with civil feuds, or drenched, it may be, in fraternal blood.

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 country, day, dedication, dependence, feeling, glory, god, gratitude, heaven, liberty, play, and wishes

We wish that this column, rising towards heaven among the pointed spires of so many temples dedicated to God, may contribute also to produce in all minds a pious feeling of dependence and gratitude. We wish, finally, that the last object to the sight of him who leaves his native shore, and the first to gladden his who revisits it, may be something which shall remind him of the liberty and the glory of his country. Let it rise! let it rise, till it meet the sun in his coming; let the earliest light of the morning gild it, and the parting day linger and play on its summit!

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 honor and laws

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The law: It has honored us; may we honor it.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

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

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on heart, history, judgment, needs, past, security, and world

I shall enter on no encomium upon Massachusetts; she needs none. There she is. Behold her, and judge for yourselves. There is her history; the world knows it by heart. The past, at least, is secure. There is Boston and Concord and Lexington and Bunker Hill; and there they will remain forever.

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 death

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I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Speech, July 17, 1850. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 437.

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