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"If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity." -
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Top 5 quotes from Daniel Webster
"There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."
"It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever."
"An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy."
"Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government."
"The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it."
Top 5 quotes from Miscellaneous
"Man still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin."
"As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities."
"Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt."
"There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."
"The destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits--not animals."
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