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 living dog is better than a dead lion.' Judge Douglas, if not a dead lion for this work, is at least a caged and toothless one. How can he oppose the advances of slavery? He don't care anything about it.
Fourscore and seven years ago...
If the people of Utah shall peacefully form a State Constitution tolerating polygamy, will the Democracy admit them into the Union?
If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.
I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
Take all that you can of this book upon reason, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die a happier man. (When a skeptic expressed surprise to see him reading a Bible)
If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.