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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Henry Clay. (1777–1852)
 
 
1
    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.” 1
          Speech, 1813.
2
    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.
          Speech at Ashland, Ky., March, 1829.
3
    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.
          Speech, 1848.
4
    Sir, I would rather be right than be President.
          Speech, 1850 (referring to the Compromise Measures).
 
Note 1.
See Quincy, Quotation 1. [back]
 

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