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Daniel Webster

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I have read their platform, and though I think there are some unsound places in it, I can stand upon it pretty well. But I see nothing in it both new and valuable. "What is valuable is not new, and what is new is not valuable."
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Speech at Marshfield, MA (September 1, 1848); reported in Edward Everett, ed., The Works of Daniel Webster (1851), page 433.
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Confer Henry Brougham's "What is valuable is not new, and what is new is not valuable." (The Edinburgh Review, The Work of Thomas Young, c. 1802).

 
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