Henry Clay Quotes

It is much more important that we unite, harmonize and improve what we have than attempt to acquire more.

Henry Clay

An oppressed people are authorized, whenever they can, to rise and break their fetters.

Henry Clay

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.

Henry Clay

Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.

Henry Clay

Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.

Henry Clay

Statistics are no substitute for judgment.

Henry Clay

All religions united with government are more or less inimical to liberty. All, separated from government, are compatible with liberty.

Henry Clay

Political parties serve to keep each other in check, one keenly watching the other.

Henry Clay

The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterityunlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.

Henry Clay

The arts of power and its minions are the same in all countries and in all ages. It marks its victim; denounces it; and excites the public odium and the public hatred, to conceal its own abuses and encroachments.

Henry Clay

Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees; and both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.

Henry Clay

If you wish to avoid foreign collision, you had better abandon the ocean.

Henry Clay

In a scheme of policy which is devised for a nation, we should not limit our views to its operation during a single year, or even for a short term of years. We should look at its operation for a considerable time, and in war as well as in peace.

Henry Clay

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