The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists.

None so little enjoy themselves, and are such burdens to themselves, as those who have nothing to do. Only the active have the true relish of life.

I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.

The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.

Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart.

If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections, will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another?

Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.

Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest spiritual truths while it opens the mind to the wildest guesses advanced in the name of science.

The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error.

Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.

No one can earn a million dollars honestly.

This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty - the cause of humanity.

If the Bible had said that Jonah swallowed the whale, I would believe it.

Two people in a conversation amount to four people talking. The four are what one person says, what he really wanted to say, what his listener heard, and what he thought he heard.

Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority.

Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments - a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.

There is no more reason to believe that man descended from some inferior animal than there is to believe that a stately mansion has descended from a small cottage.

All the ills from which America suffers can be traced to the teaching of evolution.

An orator is a man who says what he thinks and feels what he says.

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

There can be no settlement of a great cause without discussion, and people will not discuss a cause until their attention is drawn to it.

Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.

My place in history will depend on what I can do for the people and not on what the people can do for me.

If we have to give up either religion or education, we should give up education.

One miracle is just as easy to believe as another.