I have read their platform, and though I think there are some unsound places in it, I can stand upon it pretty well. But I see nothing in it both new and valuable. “What is valuable is not new, and what is new is not valuable.”
Daniel Webster Quotes
Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades: shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers, a monster watch; and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but up in the mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men.
We are all agents of the same supreme power, the people.
The right of an inventor to his invention is no monopoly – in any other sense than a man’s house is a monopoly.
Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered.
Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.
The people’s government made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people.
The gentleman has not seen how to reply to this, otherwise than by supposing me to have advanced the doctrine that a national debt is a national blessing.
Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny.
May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!