John W. Daniel, fully John Warwick Daniel

John W.
Daniel, fully John Warwick Daniel
1842
1910

American Lawyer, Author and Politician

Author Quotes

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.

Grand and manifold as were its phases, there is yet no difficulty in understanding the character of Washington. He was no Veiled Prophet. He never acted a part. Simple, natural, and unaffected, his life lies before us - a fair and open manuscript. He disdained the arts which wrap power in mystery in order to magnify it. He practiced the profound diplomacy of truthful speech - the consummate tact of direct attention. Looking ever to the All-Wise Disposer of events, he relied on that Providence which helps men by giving them high hearts and hopes to help themselves with the means which their Creator has put at their service. There was no infirmity in his conduct over which charity must fling its veil; no taint of selfishness from which purity averts her gaze; no dark recess of intrigue that must be lit up with colored panegyric; no subterranean passage to be trod in trembling, lest there be stirred the ghost of a buried crime.

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First Name
John W.
Last Name
Daniel, fully John Warwick Daniel
Birth Date
1842
Death Date
1910
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American Lawyer, Author and Politician