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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.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the gratefully and appreciating heart.

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.
Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
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.
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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