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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Daniel Webster
  Confidence is a thing not to be produced by compulsion. Men cannot be forced into trust.  1
  Employment gives health, sobriety, and morals.  2
  What is valuable is not new, and what is new is not valuable.  3
  Whatever government is not a government of law is a despotism, let it be called what it may.  4
  Farmers are the founders of civilisation.  5
  Heaven’s gates are not so highly arched as princes’ palaces; they that enter there must go upon their knees.  6
  Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances, are often justifiable.  7
  The past at least is secure.  8
  When labour is employed, labour can consume; when it is not employed, it cannot consume.  9
  Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man’s life.  10
  There is nothing so powerful as truth, and nothing so strange.  11

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