Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.
Civilization and profit go hand in hand.
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.
I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.