Quote by Daniel Webster
Philosophic argument, especially that drawn from the vastness of the universe, in comparison with the apparent insignificance of this globe, has sometimes shaken my reason for the faith that is in me; but my heart has always assured and reassured me that
while the universe may seem vast and our planet may appear insignificant in comparison, there is a deep and meaningful purpose to our existence. Although philosophical arguments can challenge one's faith, the speaker acknowledges that their heart remains steadfast in believing in something greater. Despite the vastness of the universe, the assurance and reassurance that the heart provides reaffirms their faith and gives them a sense of purpose. This quote highlights the inner conflict between reason and faith and portrays a reliance on the emotions to find solace and reaffirm belief in a higher power.
But if the cause be not good, the king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make, when all those legs and arms and heads, chopped off in battle, shall join together at the latter day and cry all 'We died at such a place;' some swearing, some crying for a surgeon, some upon their wives left poor behind them, some upon the debts they owe, some upon their children rawly left. I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle; for how can they charitably dispose of anything, when blood is their argument? Now, if these men do not die well, it will be a black matter for the king that led them to it; whom to disobey were against all proportion of subjection.[Henry V, Act IV Scene I]