Henry Clay

Henry Clay

American politician
Precedents deliberately established by wise men are entitled to great weight. They are evidence of truth, but only evidence...But a solitary precedent...which has never been reexamined, cannot be conclusive.More Henry Clay quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Henry Clay quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you wish to avoid foreign collision, you had better abandon the ocean.More Henry Clay quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The gentleman [Josiah Quincy] cannot have forgotten his own
sentiment, uttered even on the floor of this House, "Peaceably if
we can, forcibly if we must."More Henry Clay quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Statistics are no substitute for judgment.More Henry Clay quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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