Henry Clay Quotes


He who knows how to teach a child is not competent for the oversight of a child's education unless he also knows how to train a child. Henry Clay Trumbull

I would rather be right than be President. Henry Clay

Peaceably if we can, forcibly if we must. Henry Clay

Sir, I would rather be right than be President. Henry Clay

I would rather be right than President. Henry Clay

A love of reading is an acquired taste, not an instinctive preference. The habit of reading is formed in childhood; and a child's taste in reading is formed in the right direction or in the wrong one while he is under the influence of his parents; and they are directly responsible for the shaping and cultivating of that taste. Henry Clay Trumbull

It has been said that the essence of teaching is causing another to know. It may similarly be said that the essence of training is causing another to do. Teaching gives knowledge. Training gives skill. Teaching fills the mind. Training shapes the habits. Teaching brings to the child that which he did not have before. Training enables a child to make use of that which is already his possession. Henry Clay Trumbull

I have no commiseration for princes. My sympathies are reserved for the great mass of mankind .... Henry Clay

All legislation is founded upon the principle of mutual concession. Henry Clay

The time will come when winter will ask you what you were doing all summer. Henry Clay

My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf, So it stood ninety years on the floor. Henry Clay Work

I know no South, no North, no East, no West, to which I owe any allegiance. The Union, sir, is my country. Henry Clay

All 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 gratefully and appreciating heart. Henry Clay

Statistics are no substitute for judgment. Henry Clay

I'd rather be right than President. Henry Clay

I had rather be right than be President. Henry Clay

What is man but a mass of thawing clay? Henry David Thoreau

Take them, O Death! and bear away Whatever thou canst call thine own! Thine image, stamped upon this clay, Doth give thee that, but that alone! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I have only two regrets: I didn't shoot Henry Clay and I didn't hang John C. Calhoun. Andrew Jackson



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