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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."
Speech at Marshfield, MA (September 1, 1848); reported in Edward Everett, ed., The Works of Daniel Webster (1851), page 433.
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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