Henry Clay - Quotes

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Statistics are no substitute for judgment. ---->>>

The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

I would rather be right than President. ---->>>

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

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

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

If you wish to avoid foreign collision, you had better abandon the ocean. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: April 12, 1777
Birthplace:
Die: June 29, 1852
Occupation: Statesman
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Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American lawyer and planter, statesman, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. After serving three non-consecutive terms as Speaker of the House of Representatives, he served as Secretary of State under President John Quincy Adams (wikipedia)