69 Total Quotes

Daniel Webster Quotes

How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems.
Daniel Webster
#American Statesman

[I]f we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us, that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity.
Daniel Webster
#Authority

An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy.
Daniel Webster
#American Statesman

The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God.
Daniel Webster
#American Statesman #God

Keep cool; anger is not an argument
Daniel Webster
#Anger

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.
Daniel Webster
#American Statesman

Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves
Daniel Webster
#Disagreement

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
#American Statesman #Appearance

The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions
Daniel Webster
#Earth

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
#Congress

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
Daniel Webster
#Doctrine

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures
Daniel Webster
#Conviction

We are all agents of the same supreme power, the people
Daniel Webster
#Agents

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.
Daniel Webster
#American Statesman

I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Daniel Webster
#American Statesman

There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession
Daniel Webster
#Confession

There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange.
Daniel Webster
#American Statesman

We have been taught to regard a representative of the people as a sentinel on the watch-tower of liberty
Daniel Webster
#Liberty

One country, one constitution, one destiny
Daniel Webster
#Constitution

It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever.
Daniel Webster
#American Statesman

Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
Daniel Webster
#American Statesman

Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens
Daniel Webster
#Men

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Daniel Webster
#American Statesman

He who tampers with the currency robs labor of its bread.
Daniel Webster
#American Statesman #Labor

Wisdom begins at the end.
Daniel Webster
#American Statesman #Wisdom

Mind is the great lever of all things.
Daniel Webster
#Mind