So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war!
Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the great invention of the world...enabling us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn, at all distances of time and space.
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.
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he made so many of them.
Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap - let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in primers, spelling books, and in almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
Through their deeds, the dead of battle have spoken more eloquently for themselves than any of the living ever could. But we can only honor them by rededicating ourselves to the cause for which they gave a last full measure of devotion.