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God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
—  Daniel Webster
I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.
—  Daniel Webster
When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers therefore are the founders of human civilization.
—  Daniel Webster
Where is it written in the Constitution that you may take children from their parents, and parents from their children, and compel them to fight the battles of any war in which the folly or wickedness of government may engage it?
—  Daniel Webster
Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
—  Daniel Webster
He smote the rock of the national resources, and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched the dead corpse of Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet.
—  Daniel Webster
When my eyes shall be turned to behold for the last time the sun in heaven, may I not see him shining on the broken and dishonored fragments of a once glorious Union; on States dissevered, discordant, belligerent; on a land rent with civil feuds, or drenched, it may be, in fraternal blood.
—  Daniel Webster
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.
—  Daniel Webster
The gentleman has not seen how to reply to this, otherwise than by supposing me to have advanced the doctrine that a national debt is a national blessing.
—  Daniel Webster
An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy.
—  Daniel Webster
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
—  Daniel Webster
The world is governed more by appearances than by realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
—  Daniel Webster
A sense of duty pursues us ever. It is omnipresent, like the Deity. If we take to ourselves the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, duty performed or duty violated is still with us, for our happiness or our misery. If we say the darkness shall cover us, in the darkness as in the light our obligations are yet with us.
—  Daniel Webster
Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.
—  Daniel Webster
The longer I live the more highly do I estimate the Christian Sabbath, and the more grateful do I feel to those who impress its importance on the community.
—  Daniel Webster
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
—  Daniel Webster
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.
—  Daniel Webster
The people's government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people.
—  Daniel Webster
Let our object be our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country.
—  Daniel Webster
I shall enter on no encomium upon Massachusetts; she needs none. There she is. Behold her, and judge for yourselves. There is her history; the world knows it by heart. The past, at least, is secure. There is Boston and Concord and Lexington and Bunker Hill; and there they will remain forever.
—  Daniel Webster
If we work upon marble, it will perish; If we work upon brass, time will efface it; If we rear temples, they will crumble to dust; But if we work upon men's immoral minds And imbue them with high principles, With the just fear of God and love of their fellow man; We engrave on those tablets something which no time can efface, And which will brighten and brighten to all eternity.
—  Daniel Webster
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.
—  Daniel Webster

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