Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, June 30, 2018 – Daniel Webster

 

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“There is always room at the top.”

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

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“Wisdom begins at the end.”

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

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“A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.”

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“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.”

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“The people’s government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people.”

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“I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.”

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

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“Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.”

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“A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.”

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“I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.”

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“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy.”

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“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”

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“What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.”

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“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.”

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“The law: it has honored us; may we honor it.”

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“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.”

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

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“There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange.”

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“We are all agents of the same supreme power, the people.”

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“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.”

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“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”

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“The proper function of a government is to make it easy for the people to do good, and difficult for them to do evil. ”

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“There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters”

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“I regard it (the Constitution) as the work of the purest patriots and wisest statesman that ever existed, aided by the smiles of a benign Providence; it almost appears a “Divine interposition in our behalf… the hand that destroys our Constitution rends our Union asunder forever.”

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“The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions”

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“There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. 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.”

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“If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.”

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“Mr. President, I wish to speak today, not as a Massachusetts man, nor as a Northern man, but as an American. I speak for the preservation of the Union. Hear me for my cause.”

Wikipedia:  Daniel Webster

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