Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.
Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States - old as well as new - North as well as South.
Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.
Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
I perhaps ought to say that individually I never was much interested in the Texas question. I never could see much good to come of annexation, inasmuch as they were already a free republican people on our own model.
A tendancy to melancholy...let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault.
To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.