Never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.

letter to Thomas Jefferson Smith, February 21, 1825

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I feel much alarmed at the prospect of seeing General Jackson President. He is one of the most unfit men I know of for such a place. He has had very little respect for laws and constitutions, and is, in fact, an able military chief. His passions are terrible. When I was President of the Senate, he was Senator; and he could never speak on account of the rashness of his feelings. I have seen him attempt it repeatedly, and as often choke with rage. His passions are, no doubt, cooler now; he has been much tried since I knew him, but he is a dangerous man.

"Daniel Webster’s Interview With Jefferson," 1824

When a man has cast his longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.

We never repent of having eaten too little.

letter to Thomas Jefferson Smith, February 21, 1825

Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.

letter to Thomas Jefferson Smith, February 21, 1825

Never spend your money before you have it.

letter to Thomas Jefferson Smith, February 21, 1825