If there should prove to be one real, living Free State Democrat in Kansas, I suggest that it might be well to catch him and stuff and preserve his skin as an interesting specimen of that soon-to-be-extinct variety of the genus Democrat.
A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap.
True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety.
Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.
I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.
The people when rightly and fully trusted will return the trust.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it.