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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Daniel Webster. (1782–1852) (continued)
 
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    Venerable men! you have come down to us from a former generation. Heaven has bounteously lengthened out your lives, that you might behold this joyous day.
          Address on laying the Corner-Stone of the Bunker Hill Monument, 1825. P. 64.
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    Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered.
          Address on laying the Corner-Stone of the Bunker Hill Monument, 1825. P. 71.
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    Knowledge, in truth, is the great sun in the firmament. Life and power are scattered with all its beams.
          Address on laying the Corner-Stone of the Bunker Hill Monument, 1825. P. 74.
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    Let our object be our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country.
          Address on laying the Corner-Stone of the Bunker Hill Monument, 1825. P. 78.
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    Knowledge is the only fountain both of the love and the principles of human liberty.
          Completion of Bunker Hill Monument, June 17, 1843. P. 93.
5501
    The Bible is a book of faith, and a book of doctrine, and a book of morals, and a book of religion, of especial revelation from God.
          Completion of Bunker Hill Monument, June 17, 1843. P. 102.
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    America has furnished to the world the character of Washington. And if our American institutions had done nothing else, that alone would have entitled them to the respect of mankind.
          Completion of Bunker Hill Monument, June 17, 1843. P. 105.
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    Thank God! I—I also—am an American!
          Completion of Bunker Hill Monument, June 17, 1843. P. 107.
5504
    Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and my heart to this vote. 1
          Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson, Aug. 2, 1826. P. 133.
 
Note 1.
Mr. Adams, describing a conversation with Jonathan Sewall in 1774, says: “I answered that the die was now cast; I had passed the Rubicon. Swim or sink, live or die, survive or perish with my country was my unalterable determination.”—John Adams: Works, vol. iv. p. 8.

Live or die, sink or swim.—George Peele: Edward I. (1584?). [back]
 

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