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By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

If an angel should be winged from Heaven, on an errand of mercy to our country, the first accents that would glow on his lips would be, Beware! Be cautious! You have everything to lose; nothing to gain. We live under the only government that ever existed which was framed by the unrestrained and deliberate consultations of the people. Miracles do not cluster. That which has happened but once in six thousand years cannot be expected to happen often. Such a government, once gone, might leave a void, to be filled, for ages, with revolution and tumult, riot and despotism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

Justice is the great interest of man on earth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Webster

There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Webster

We wish that this column, rising towards heaven among the pointed spires of so many temples dedicated to God, may contribute also to produce in all minds a pious feeling of dependence and gratitude. We wish, finally, that the last object to the sight of him who leaves his native shore, and the first to gladden his who revisits it, may be something which shall remind him of the liberty and the glory of his country. Let it rise! let it rise, till it meet the sun in his coming; let the earliest light of the morning gild it, and the parting day linger and play on its summit!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

One may live as a conqueror, a king, or a magistrate; but he must die a man. The bed of death brings every human being to his pure individuality, to the intense contemplation of that deepest and most solemn of all relations - the relations between the creature and his Creator.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

Human beings will generally exercise power when they can get it, and they will exercise it most undoubtedly in popular governments under pretense of public safety.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution of your country and the government established under it. Leave evils which exist in some parts of the country, but which are beyond your control, to the all-wise direction of an over-ruling Providence. Perform those duties which are present, plain and positive. Respect the laws of your country.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Webster

The man is free who is protected from injury.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

Lastly, our ancestors established their system of government on morality and religious sentiment. Moral habits, they believed, cannot safely be trusted on any other foundation than religious principle, nor any government be secure which is not supported by moral habits.... Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

On the light of Liberty you saw arise the light of Peace, like "another morn," "Risen on mid-noon;" and the sky on which you closed your eye was cloudless.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

Finally, let us not forget the religious character of our origin. Our fathers were brought hither by their high veneration for the Christian religion. They journeyed by its light, and labored in its hope. They sought to incorporate its principles with the elements of their society, and to diffuse its influence through all their institutions, civil, political, or literary. Let us cherish these sentiments, and extend this influence still more widely; in full conviction that that is the happiest society which partakes in the highest degree of the mild and peaceful spirit of Christianity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

Keep cool; anger is not an argument.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together. Wherever her temple stands, and so long as it is duly honored, there is a foundation for general security, general happiness, and the improvement and progress of our race.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

From the accession of Henry the Seventh to the breaking out of the civil wars, England enjoyed much greater exemption from war, foreign and domestic, than for a long period before, and during the controversy between the houses of York and Lancaster. These years of peace were favorable to commerce and the arts. Commerce and the arts augmented general and individual knowledge; and knowledge is the only fountain, both of the love and the principles of human liberty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

The freest government, if it could exist, would not be long acceptable, if the tendency of the laws were to create a rapid accumulation of property in a few hands, and to render the great mass of the population dependent and penniless.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

If all my possessions were taken from me with one exception, I would choose to keep the power of communication, for by it I would soon regain all the rest

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

Let us thank God that we live in an age when something has influence besides the bayonet.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

A solemn and religious regard to spiritual and eternal things is an indispensable element of all true greatness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from...the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

IF WE AND OUR POSTERITY SHALL BE TRUE TO THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, IF WE AND THEY SHALL LIVE ALWAYS IN THE FEAR OF GOD AND SHALL RESPECT HIS COMMANDMENTS, IF WE AND THEY SHALL MAINTAIN JUST MORAL SENTIMENTS AND SUCH CONSCIENTIOUS CONVICTIONS OF DUTY AS SHALL CONTROL THE HEART AND LIFE, WE MAY HAVE THE HIGHEST HOPES OF THE FUTURE FORTUNES OF OUR COUNTRY. OUR COUNTRY WILL GO ON PROSPERING.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Webster

There is not a more dangerous experiment than to place property in the hands of one class, and political power in those of another... If property cannot retain the political power, the political power will draw after it the property.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

The Bible is a book of faith, and a book of doctrine, and a book of morals, and a book of religion, of especial revelation from God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

I still live. Pretty.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Daniel Webster

I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent, and they will be vigilant; give them the means of detecting the wrong, and they will apply the remedy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

Employment gives health, sobriety, and morals.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

Let our object be - our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country. And 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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Webster

The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

He smote the rock of the national resources, and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched the dead corpse of the Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet. The fabled birth of Minerva, from the brain of Jove, was hardly more sudden or more perfect than the financial system of the United States, as it burst forth from the conceptions of Alexander Hamilton.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Daniel Webster

Whatever government is not a government of laws, is a despotism, let it be called what it may

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered; and the diffusion of knowledge, so astonishing in the last half-century, has rendered innumerable minds, variously gifted by nature, competent to be competitors or fellow-workers on the theatre of intellectual operation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Webster

We are in danger of being overwhelmed with irredeemable paper, mere paper, representing not gold nor silver; no sir, representing nothing but broken promises, bad faith, bankrupt corporations, cheated creditors and a ruined people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Webster

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

Liberty consists in wholesome restraint

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Webster

There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from anothe quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence. I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men and become the instruments of their own undoing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

I thank God, that if I am gifted with little of the spirit which is able to raise mortals to the skies, I have yet none, as I trust, of that other spirit which would drag angels down.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Webster

The farmers are the founders of civilization.