To sin by silence when they should protest, makes cowards of men.
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
If ever I feel the soul within me elevate and expand to those dimensions not wholly unworthy of its Almighty Architect, it is when I contemplate the cause of my country, deserted by all the world beside, and I standing up boldly and lone and hurling defiance at her victorious oppressors.
Don't criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances.
What is conservatism? Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?
A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.
Understanding the spirit of our institutions to aim at the elevation of man, I am opposed to whatever tends to degrade them.
I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.
I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.