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Henry Clay quotes (11)

An oppressed people are authorized whenever they can to rise and break their fetters.
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Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
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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.
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I had rather be right than be President.
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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.
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I would rather be right than President.
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If you wish to avoid foreign collision, you had better abandon the ocean.
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Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition.
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Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
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Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
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The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.
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