Henry Clay

Henry Clay

American politician
In all cases where incidental powers are acted upon, the principal and incidental ought to be congenial with each other, and partake of a common nature. The incidental power ought to be strictly subordinate and limited to the end proposed to be obtained by the specified power. In other words, under the name of accomplishing one object which is specified, the power implied ought not to be made to embrace other objects, which are not specified in the constitution.More Henry Clay quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Whether we assert our rights by sea, or attempt their maintenance by land whithersoever we turn ourselves, this phantom incessantly pursues us. Already has it had too much influence on the councils of the nation.More Henry Clay quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Henry Clay quotes [09/30/2011 11:09:10]
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.More Henry Clay quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.More Henry Clay quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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