A collection of notable quotations from a variety of Early Modern Era individuals. See the Guide for more details.

An oppressed people are authorized whenever they can to rise and break their fetters.— Henry Clay
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.— Henry Clay
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.— Henry Clay
I had rather be right than be President.— Henry Clay
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.— Henry Clay
I would rather be right than President.— Henry Clay
If you wish to avoid foreign collision, you had better abandon the ocean.— Henry Clay
Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition.— Henry Clay
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.— Henry Clay
Statistics are no substitute for judgment.— Henry Clay
The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.— Henry Clay

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