Henry Clay Quotes


7 Henry Clay quotes:



"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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"Let him who elevates himself above humanity . . . say, if he pleases, "I will never compromise"; but let no one who is not above the frailties of our common nature disdain compromise."
Author: Clay Quotes Category: Compromise Quotes
"The vanity of the world, and its insufficiency to satisfy the soul of man, has been long a settled conviction of my mind. Man's inability to secure by his own merits the approbation of God, I feel to be true. I trust in the atonement of the Savior of mercy, as the ground of my acceptance and of my hope of salvation."
Author: Clay Quotes Category: Conviction Quotes
"There is no power like oratory. Caesar controlled men by exciting their fears, Cicero by . . . swaying their passions. The influence of the one perished; that of the other continues to this day."
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"We've still got a lot of room for improvement, but it's all coming together."
Author: Clay Quotes Category: Improvement Quotes
"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"
Author: Clay Quotes Category: Trust Quotes
"The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity"
Author: Clay Quotes Category: Constitution Quotes



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