Henry Clay

1777 - 1852

A Quote by Henry Clay on control, day, fear, influence, men, and power

There is no power like oratory. Caesar controlled men by exciting their fears, Cicero by . . . swaying their passions. The influence of the one perished; that of the other continues to this day.

Henry Clay (1777 - 1852)

Source: Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations, by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1987.

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A Quote by Henry Clay on presidency

Sir, I would rather be right than be President.

Henry Clay (1777 - 1852)

Source: Speech, 1850 (referring to the Compromise Measures).

Contributed by: Zaady

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