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

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

by Henry Clay Found in: Rebellion Quotes,
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Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.

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

by Henry Clay Found in: Courtesy Quotes,
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The gentleman [Josiah Quincy] cannot have forgotten his own
sentiment, uttered even on the floor of this House, "Peaceably read more

The gentleman [Josiah Quincy] cannot have forgotten his own
sentiment, uttered even on the floor of this House, "Peaceably if
we can, forcibly if we must."

by Henry Clay Found in: Peace Quotes,
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Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.

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

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Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition.

Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition.

by Henry Clay Found in: Competition Quotes,
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Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are
trustees; and both the trust and the trustees read more

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.

by Henry Clay Found in: Public trust Quotes,
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Statistics are no substitute for judgment

Statistics are no substitute for judgment

by Henry Clay Found in: Statistics Quotes,
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I have heard something said about allegiance to the South: I
know no South, no North, no East, no read more

I have heard something said about allegiance to the South: I
know no South, no North, no East, no West, to which I owe any
allegiance.

by Henry Clay Found in: Patriotism Quotes,
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I had rather be right than be President.

I had rather be right than be President.

by Henry Clay Found in: Miscellaneous Quotes,
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There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with
what is right in America.

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with
what is right in America.

by Henry Clay Found in: Patriotism Quotes,
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