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Henry Clay Quotes and Sayings

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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.
- Henry Clay

Related topics: Government

The Constitution of the United States was made not
merely for the generation that then existed,
but for posterity- unlimited, undefined,
endless, perpetual posterity.
- Henry Clay

Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind,
none is greater than that of competition.
- Henry Clay

Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
- Henry Clay

 

If you wish to avoid foreign collision,
you had better abandon the ocean.
- Henry Clay

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

I would rather be right than President.
- Henry Clay

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

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.
- Henry Clay

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the
ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
- Henry Clay

I had rather be right than be President.
- Henry Clay

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro PHOTO

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor PHOTO

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt PHOTO

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore PHOTO

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela PHOTO

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past
have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
- George S. Patton

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We must adjust to changing times
and still hold to unchanging principles.
- Jimmy Carter

Peace is its own reward.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Abraham Lincoln

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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