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Henry Clay (1777 - 1852)
US orator & politician [more author details]
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All legislation, all government, all society is founded upon the principle of mutual concession, politeness, comity, courtesy; upon these everything is based...Let him who elevates himself above humanity, above its weaknesses, its infirmities, its wants, its necessities, say, if he pleases, I will never compromise; but let no one who is not above the frailties of our common nature disdain compromises.
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An oppressed people are authorized whenever they can to rise and break their fetters.
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I had rather be right than be President.
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In a scheme of policy which is devised for a nation, we should not limit our views to its operation during a single year, or even for a short term of years. We should look at its operation for a considerable time, and in war as well as in peace.
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In all the affairs of life, social as well as political, courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest to the grateful and appreciating heart.
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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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Showing quotations 1 to 6 of 6 total.
 
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