Facts about Henry Clay

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Henry Clay was a famous Statesman from USA, who lived between April 12, 1777 and June 29, 1852.

Our collection contains 10 quotes who is written / told by Henry, under the main topic Government.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Alice Meynell, James Lane Allen, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, William Ellery Channing, John Stuart Mill, Charles Dickens, Thomas Huxley, William James, William Hazlitt, Benjamin Disraeli, Friedrich Nietzsche, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, V. Cousin, Alexandre Ledru-Rollin

Famous quotes by Henry Clay (10)


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"If you wish to avoid foreign collision, you had better abandon the ocean"
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"I would rather be right than President"
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"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"
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"Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart"
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"An oppressed people are authorized whenever they can to rise and break their fetters"
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"The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity"
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"Statistics are no substitute for judgment"
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"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"
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"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"


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