William Wirt Quotes

Who was William Wirt?

William Wirt was an American author and statesman who is credited with turning the position of United States Attorney General into one of influence.

Born November 8, 1972
Died February 18, 1834
Aged 138 years old

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Best Quotes by William Wirt

“Give me liberty or give me death.”

“He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief power of wealth is to supply wants. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies.”

“He who is conscious of secret and dark designs, which, if known, would blast him, is perpetually shrinking and dodging from public observation, and is afraid of all around him, and much more of all above him.”

“In composing, think much more of your matter than your manner. To be sure, spirit, grace, and dignity of manner are of great importance, both to the speaker and writer; but of infinitely or importance is the weight and worth of matter.”

“Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.”

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