A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
For honest merit to succeed amid the tricks and intrigues which are now so lamentably common, I know is difficult; but the honor of success is increased by the obstacles which are to be surmounted. Let me triumph as a man or not at all.
Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce...when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originat
Few men in our history have ever obtained the Presidency by planning to obtain it.
A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil. James A. Garfiel
To all our means of culture is added the powerful incentive to personal ambition, no post of honor is so high but the poorest may hope to reach it.
Tortured for the Republic.
Right reason is stronger than force.
It is the high privilege and sacred duty of those now living to educate their successors and fit them, by intelligence and virtue, for the inheritance which awaits them.
The people are responsible for the character of their Congress.
A law is not a law without coercion behind it....
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
True art is but the anti-type of nature; the embodiment of discovered beauty in utility.
It would convert the Treasury of the United States into a manufactory of paper money. It makes the House of Representatives and the Senate, or the caucus of the party which happens to be in the majority, the absolute dictator of the financial and business affairs of this country. This scheme surpass
Of course I deprecate war, but if it is brought to my door the bringer will find me at home.
But for we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare... are to be found portrayed in it.
Battles are never the end of war; for the dead must be buried and the cost of the conflict must be paid.
I will not vote against the truths of the multiplication table.
If wrinkles must be written on our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.
I found a kind of party terrorism pervading and oppressing the minds of our best men.
The return to solid values is always hard... Distress, panic, and hard times have marked our pathway in returning to solid values.
I believe in God, and I trust myself in His hands.
Monuments may be builded to express the affection or pride of friends, or to display their wealth, but they are only valuable for the characters which they perpetuate.
For mere vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge. But for security of the future I would do every thing.
Heroes did not make our liberties; they but reflected and illustrated them.
I am a poor hater.
Fellow-citizens: God reigns, and the Government at Washington lives!
It is not right or manly to lie even about Satan.
In the minds of most men, the kingdom of opinion is divided into three territories,--the territory of yes, the territory of no, and a broad, unexplored middle ground of doubt.
God reigns, and the Government at Washington still lives!