We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
It is a quality of revolutions not to go by old lines or old laws, but to break up both and make new ones.
In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.
I would just as soon die now, but I haven't done anything yet to be remembered by.
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.
Such will be a great lesson of peace: teaching men that what they cannot take by and election, neither can they take by war; teaching all the folly of being the beginners of a war.
Women are the only people I am afraid of who I never thought would hurt me.
I think that slavery is wrong, morally, socially and politically. I desire that it should be no further spread in these United States, and I should not object if it should gradually terminate in the whole Union.