Daniel Webster Quotes

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes from society.

Daniel Webster

The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.

Daniel Webster

Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.

Daniel Webster

No man not inspired can make a good speech without preparation

Daniel Webster

[I]f we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us, that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity.

Daniel Webster

I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.

Daniel Webster

The man is free who is protected from injury.

Daniel Webster

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

Daniel Webster

This is a Senate of equals, of men of individual honor and personal character, and of absolute independence. We know no masters, we acknowledge no dictators. This is a hall for mutual consultation and discussion; not an arena for the exhibition of champions.

Daniel Webster

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

Daniel Webster

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.

Daniel Webster

The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.

Daniel Webster

He that has "a spirit of detail" will do better in life than many who figured beyond him in the university.Such an one is minute and particular.He adjusts trifles; and these trifles compose most of the business and happiness of life.Great events happen seldom, and affect few; trifles happen every moment to everybody; and though one occurrence of them adds little to the happiness or misery of life, yet the sum total of their continual repetition is of the highest consequence.

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