Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.
I belive that people should fight for what they believe and only what they believe.
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.
Tis better people think you a fool, then open your mouth and erase all doubt.
Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion can change the government.
My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures have become clearer and stronger with advancing years, and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them.
I go for all sharing the privileges of the government, who assist in bearing its burdens. Consequently, I go for admitting all whites to the right of suffrage, who pay taxes or bear arms (by no means excluding females).
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.