Be guided by reason. Cold Calculated unimpassioned reason.
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
The legal right of the Southern people to reclaim their fugitives I have constantly admitted. The legal right of Congress to interfere with their institution in the states, I have constantly denied.
The hen is the wisest of all the animal creation, because she never cackles until the egg is laid.
My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families - second families, perhaps I should say.
The books, and your capacity for understanding them, are just the same in all places… Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing.
So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war!
If friendship is your weakest point, then you are the strongest person in the world.
I may be wrong in regard to any or all of them; but holding it a sound maxim, that it is better to be only sometimes right, than at all times wrong, so soon as I discover my opinions to be erroneous, I shall be ready to renounce them.