Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.

Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.

A special act of Congress enabled King to take his oath of office in Cuba—the only President or Vice President to be sworn in outside the United States—later in March. King returned home to Alabama in early April and died two days later, the only Vice President to never make it to the national capital during his term of office.

One of the expedients of party to acquire influence, within particular districts, is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts.

No morn has ever dawned more favourably than ours did; and no day was ever more clouded than the present. Wisdom and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm.

A man ought not to value himself of his achievements or rare qualities of wit, much less of his riches, virtue or kindred.

A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.

Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause.

Experience has taught us, that men will not adopt and carry into execution measures best calculated for their own good, without the intervention of a coercive power.

A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.

The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.

I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.

A knowledge of books is the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built.

Death...the abyss from where no traveler is permitted to return.

You say there is but one way to worship the Great Spirit. If there is but one religion, why do you white people differ so much about it? Chief Red Jacket, Seneca Indian Chieftain.

Do not spare any reasonable expense to come at early and true information; always recollecting, and bearing in mind, that vague and uncertain accounts of things [are]... more disturbing and dangerous than receiving none at all.

I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.

The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

Where are our Men of abilities? Why do they not come forth to save their Country?

The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are free men, fighting for the blessings of Liberty -- that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men.

If Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.

Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

Those who have committed no faults want no pardon. We are only defending what we deem our indisputable rights.

Its good to live alone than to live in a bad company.

Being no bigot myself to any mode of worship, I am disposed to endulge the professors of Christianity in the church, that road to heaven which to them shall seem the most direct plainest easiest and least liable to exception.

This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it. John Adams, U.S. President.

Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.

I can truly say I had rather be a Mount Vernon than to be attended at the Seat of Government by the Officers of State and the Representatives of every Power in Europe.

A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?

It is absolutely necessary… for me to have persons that can think for me, as well as execute orders.

I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy.

Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of Action; and bidding an Affectionate farewell to this August body under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my Commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life.

In 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, they both died. They died on the same day, within a few hours of each other, and that day was the Fourth of July.

Decision making, like coffee, needs a cooling process.

Overgrown military establishments, which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to Republican Liberty.

Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do--then do it with all your strength.

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

Wherein you reprove another be unblameable yourself, for example is more prevalent than precepts.

Harding was the first sitting Senator to be elected President, and the first to ride to and from his Inauguration in an automobile.

Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice.

Much was to be done by prudence, much by conciliation, much by firmness.

War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.

To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.