60 Daniel Webster Quotes To Help Your History And Politics Studies

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Daniel Webster was born on 18 January 1782, and he was a lawyer and statesman from the United States of America, who served as the Secretary of State under several Presidents.

Being a prominent lawyer in the late 19th century, he argued over 200 cases before the United States Supreme Court. He was a member of several parties like the National Republican Party and the Whig Party.

He was a senator from Massachusetts and he rose to prominence as a vocal opponent of the War of 1812 and was elected to the United States House of Representatives, where he led the Federalist Party. He was a Supreme Court advocate, winning cases such as Dartmouth College v. Woodward, and McCulloch v. Maryland. Here is a list of all the famous quotes by Daniel Webster.

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Best Of Daniel Webster Quotes

Webster quotes are inspiring.

Here is a list of all the Daniel Webster famous quotes to educate you about the senator from Massachusetts.

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

- Daniel Webster.

2. “What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality."

- Daniel Webster.

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

- Daniel Webster.

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

- Daniel Webster.

5. “Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.”

- Daniel Webster.

6. “A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.”

- Daniel Webster.

7. “What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.”

- Daniel Webster.

8. “He who tampers with the currency robs labor of its bread.”

- Daniel Webster.

9. “Keep cool; anger is not an argument.”

- Daniel Webster.

10. “How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems.”

- Daniel Webster

11. “There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.”

- Daniel Webster.

12. “The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions."

- Daniel Webster.

13. “God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.”

- Daniel Webster.

14. “There is nothing so powerful as truth - and often nothing so strange.”

- Daniel Webster.

15. “Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.”

- Daniel Webster.

16. “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.

17. “If God and His Word are not known and received, the devil and his works will gain the ascendency; if the evangelical volume does not reach every hamlet, the pages of a corrupt and licentious literature will.”

- Daniel Webster.

18. “Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny.”

- Daniel Webster.

19. “The people's government, made for the people, made by the people and answerable to the people. January 1830.”

- Daniel Webster.

20. “If the power of the Gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness will reign without mitigation or end.”

- Daniel Webster.

Daniel Webster Quotes On The Bible And Worshiping

Here are all the Daniel Webster quotes about The Bible and worshiping, from the renowned American personality.

21. “If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”

- Daniel Webster.

22. “If we cherish the virtues and the principles of our fathers, Heaven will assist us to carry on the work of human liberty and human happiness. Auspicious omens cheer us. Great examples are before us. Our own firmament now shines brightly upon our path.”

- Daniel Webster.

23. “History is God's providence in human affairs.”

- Daniel Webster.

24. “Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.”

- Daniel Webster.

25. “By the blessing of God, may that country itself become a vast and splendid monument, not of oppression and terror, but of wisdom, of peace, and of liberty, upon which the world may gaze with admiration forever!”

- Daniel Webster.

26. “The Bible is a book of faith, and a book of doctrine, and a book of religion, of special revelation from God; but it is also a book which teaches man his own individual responsibility, his own dignity, and his equality with his fellow - man.”

- Daniel Webster.

27. “I believe that the Bible is to be understood and received in the plain and obvious meaning of its passages; for I cannot persuade myself that a book intended for the instruction and conversion of the whole world should cover its true meaning in any such mystery and doubt that none but critics and philosophers can discover it.”

- Daniel Webster.

28. "Wisdom begins at the end."

- Daniel Webster.

29. “Heaven's gates are not so highly arched as princes' palaces; they that enter there must go upon their knees.”

- Daniel Webster.

30. “This is the Book. I have read the Bible through many times,... It fits man for life--it prepares him for death.”

- Daniel Webster.

Daniel Webster Quotes On The Constitution

Webster quotes  are motivating.

Here is a list of quotes on the constitution by the famous U.S senator.

31. “The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.”

- Daniel Webster.

32. "Hold on to the Constitution and the republic for which it stands, what has happened once in 6,000 years may never again."

- Daniel Webster.

33. “We may be tossed upon an ocean where we can see no land - nor, perhaps, the sun or stars. But there is a chart and a compass for us to study, to consult, and to obey. That chart is the Constitution.”

- Daniel Webster.

34. "No man can suffer too much, and no man can fall too soon, if he suffer or if he fall in defense of the liberties and Constitution of his country.”

- Daniel Webster.

35. “The hand that destroys the Constitution rends our Union asunder forever.”

- Daniel Webster.

36. “Who will show me any Constitutional injunction which makes it the duty of the American people to surrender everything valuable in life,... A free government with an uncontrolled power of military conscription is the most ridiculous and abominable contradiction and nonsense that ever entered into the heads of men.”

- Daniel Webster.

37. “I regard it (the Constitution) as the work of the purest patriots and wisest statesman that ever existed, aided by the smiles of a benign Providence.”

- Daniel Webster.

38. “If the States were not left to leave the Union when their rights were interfered with, the government would have been National, but the Convention refused to baptize it by that name.”

- Daniel Webster.

39. “I am committed against every thing which in my judgment,... I am committed against any attempt to rule the free people of this country by the power and the patronage of the Government itself.”

- Daniel Webster.

40. “The law: it has honored us; may we honor it.”

- Daniel Webster.

41."There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."

- Daniel Webster.

Daniel Webster Quotes On Politics

Here is a list of all the politics-related quotes by Daniel Webster.

42. "Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered."

- Daniel Webster.

43. “I shall enter on no encomium upon Massachusetts; she needs none. There she is. Behold her, and judge for yourselves.”

- Daniel Webster.

44. “Now is the time when men work quietly in the fields and women weep softly in the kitchen; the legislature is in session and no man's property is safe.”

- Daniel Webster.

45. “Slavery is a continual and permanent violation of human rights.”

- Daniel Webster.

46. “There is always room at the top.”

- Daniel Webster.

47. “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.

48. “Man is a special being, and if left to himself, in an isolated condition, would be one of the weakest creatures; but associated with his kind, he works wonders.”

- Daniel Webster.

49. “His high-erected thoughts look'd down upon the smiling valley of his fruitful heart.”

- Daniel Webster.

50."Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital."

- Daniel Webster.

51. “I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American!”

- Daniel Webster.

52. “Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and my heart to this vote.”

- Daniel Webster.

53. “A mass of men equals a mass of opinions.”

- Daniel Webster.

54. “Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.”

- Daniel Webster.

55. “Mr. President, I wish to speak today, not as a Massachusetts man, nor as a Northern man, but as an American. I speak for the preservation of the Union. Hear me for my cause.”

- Daniel Webster.

56. “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.

57. “The proper function of a government is to make it easy for the people to do good and difficult for them to do evil.”

- Daniel Webster.

58. “Not surprisingly, the findings don't make much logical sense when it comes to gun policies other than the finding that universal background checks are protective.”

- Daniel Webster.

59. “Philosophic argument, especially that drawn from the vastness of the universe,.. has always assured and reassured me that.”

- Daniel Webster.

60. "We are all agents of the same supreme power, the people."

- Daniel Webster.

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