Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind.
Gentlemen, why do you not laugh? With the fearful strain that is upon me day and night, if I did not laugh, I should die.
To the best of my judgment, I have labored for, and not against, the Union. As I have not felt, so I have not expressed any harsh sentiment towards our Southern brethren. I have constantly declared, as I really believed, the only difference between them and us is the difference of circumstances.
Investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own.