Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.
The signers of the Declaration of Independence and the framers of the Constitution were inspired from on high to do that work.
Our religion will not clash with nor contradict the facts of science in any particular.
Don't try to tear down other people's religion about their ears, Build up your own perfect structure of truth, and invite your listeners to enter in and enjoy it's glories.
Education is the power to think clearly the power to act well in the worlds work and the power to appreciate life.
All I have to do is keep my spirit, feelings and conscience like a sheet of blank paper, and let the Spirit and power of God write upon it what He pleases. When He writes, I will read; but if I read before He writes, I am very likely to be wrong.
I am a firm believer in slavery.
I want to live perfectly above the law, and make it my servant instead of my master.
We went west willingly--because we had to.
If I had a choice of educating my daughters or my sons because of opportunity constraints, I would choose to educate my daughters.
Our first and foremost duty [is] to seek the Lord until we open the path of communication from God to our own soul.
A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it.
Learn to be good for something.
If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a family.
In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease us.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do. We should set them an example that we wish them to imitate.
Our faith is concentrated in the Son of God, and through him in the Father; and the Holy Ghost is their minister to bring truths to our remembrance, to reveal new truths to us, and teach, guide, and direct the course of every mind, until we become perfected and prepared to go home, where we can see and converse with our Father in Heaven.
I do not know of any, excepting the unpardonable sin, that is greater than the sin of ingratitude.
Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?
The men and women, who desire to obtain seats in the celestial kingdom, will find that they must battle everyday.
Parties in our Government have no better idea than to think the Republic stands all the firmer upon opposition; but I say that it is not so. A republican government consists in letting the people rule by their united voice, without a dissension,--in learning what is for the best, and unitedly doing it. That is true republicanism.