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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.
I have heard something said about allegiance to the South. I know no South, no North, no East, no West, to which I owe any allegiance.

Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.
Sir, I would rather be right than be President.
A man must be a born fool who voluntarily engages in controversy with Mr. Adams on a question of fact. I doubt whether he was ever mistaken in his life.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Speech, 1848.
R: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
A: Speech at Ashland, Ky., March, 1829.
N: Speech, 1850 (referring to the Compromise Measures).
K: Remark, 1823.

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