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Henry Clay Quotes: I cannot believe that the killing of 2,000 Englishmen at New Orleans qualifies a person for the various difficult and complicated duties of the Presidency.
         

I cannot believe that the killing of 2,000 Englishmen at New Orleans qualifies a person for the various difficult and complicated duties of the Presidency.


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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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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.



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



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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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The time will come when winter will ask what you were doing all summer.



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It is better to fall short of a high mark than to reach a low one.



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All legislation is founded upon the principle of mutual concession.





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I've always expressed myself best through writing. I've gotten out all of my deepest feelings that way for as long as I can remember.



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I can be mean. Not dirty. But very mean.



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When you want to make a beginning of a good deed, first prepare for temptations, which will come to you, and don't doubt the truth of that which you do for God.



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Free, open love I have looked upon as dog's love. Secret love is, besides, cowardly.



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On the whole, life is unfair in the way it works out. It is a game played without an umpire!



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I like the way that the history of the tree shapes the tree. There's no distinction between the tree and its history. You can lose yourself in that thought.




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