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Henry Clay
(1777-1852) born on
Apr 12
US politician, lawyer. He is remembered as the "Great Pacificator"; negotiated the Missouri Compromise of 1850.
         
   
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Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the gratefully and appreciating heart.

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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.
A
Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
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Let him who elevates himself above humanity . . . say, if he pleases, "I will never compromise"; but let no one who is not above the frailties of our common nature disdain compromise.
K
Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The New Webster's Dictionary of Quotations and Famous Phrases," by Donald Bolander, 1987.
R: In "Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1987.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: Senate speech, 8 Apr 1850.
K: Speech, 1832.
   


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