"Daniel Webster" was a leading American United States Senate/senator and statesman during the era of the Second Party System. He was the outstanding spokesman for American nationalism with powerful oratory that made him a key Whig Party (United States)/Whig leader. He spoke for Conservatism in the United States/conservatives, and led the opposition to Democrat Andrew Jackson and his History of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party. He was a spokesman for modernization, banking, and industry, but not for the common people who composed the base of his opponents in Jacksonian Democracy. "He was a thoroughgoing elitist, and he reveled in it," says biographer Robert Remini. During his 40 years in national politics, Webster served in the House of Representatives for 10 years (representing New Hampshire), in the Senate for 19 years (representing Massachusetts), and was appointed the United States Secretary of State under three presidents.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous statesmen! More Daniel Webster on Wikipedia.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.Daniel Webster