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Henry Clay quotes (8)

An oppressed people are authorized whenever they can to rise and break their fetters.
Henry Clay   Category: Rebellion

Of all the properties which belong to honorable men not one is so highly prized as that of character.
Henry Clay   Category: Character

Sir I would rather be right than be President.
Henry Clay   Category: President

In all the affairs of life social as well as political courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
Henry Clay   Category: Courtesy

I would rather be right than president.
Henry Clay   Category: Author

Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
Henry Clay   Category: Judgment

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.
Henry Clay   Category: Government

The gentleman [Josiah Quincy] cannot have forgotten his own sentiment uttered even on the floor of this House Peaceably if we can forcibly if we must.
Henry Clay   Category: Unsorted