Others have been made fools of by the girls; but, this can never be with truth said of me. I most emphatically, in this instance,made a fool of myself.
Slavery is wrong. If Slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and Constitutions against it, are themselves wrong, and should be silenced, and swept away.
It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to infidelity.
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Any society that takes away from those most capable and gives to the least will perish.
Too many piglets not enough tits.
I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not.
I am in favor of a national bank...in favor of the internal improvements system and a high protective tariff.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
There is something so ludicrous in promises of good or threats of evil a great way off as to render the whole subject with which they are connected easily turned into ridicule.
Such will be a great lesson of peace: teaching men that what they cannot take by an election, neither can they take it by war.
Always let your subordinates know that the honor will be all theirs if they succeed and the blame will be yours if they fail.
Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated. It is the lawyer's avenue to the public. However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business if he cannot make a speech.
The people know their rights, and they are never slow to assert and maintain them, when they are invaded.
As an individual who undertakes to live by borrowing, soon finds his original means devoured by interest, and next no one left to borrow from - so must it be with a government.
If we cannot give freedom to every creature, let us do nothing that will impose slavery upon any other creature.
Received as I am by the members of a legislature the majority of whom do not agree with me in political sentiments, I trust that I may have their assistance in piloting the ship of state through this voyage, surrounded by perils as it is; for if it should suffer wreck now, there will be no pilot eve
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Now I confess myself as belonging to that class in the country who contemplate slavery as a moral, social and political evil...
A statesman is he who thinks in the future generations, and a politician is he who thinks in the upcoming elections.
I hold, that in contemplation of universal law, and of the Constitution, the Union of these States is perpetual.
I am an optimist because I don't see the point in being anything else.
Repeal the Missouri Compromise - repeal all compromises - repeal the Declaration of Independence - repeal all past history, you still can not repeal human nature. It still will be the abundance of man's heart, that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will con
I shall adopt new views as fast as they shall appear to be true views.
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
I am not an accomplished lawyer.
The Bible says somewhere that we are desperately selfish. I think we would have discovered that fact without the Bible.
I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
I am rather inclined to silence.
The trouble with Hooker is that he's got his headquarters where his hindquarters aught to be.