I am slow to learn and slow to forget that which I have learned. My mind is like a piece of steel, very hard to scratch any thing on it and almost impossible after you get it there to rub it out.
These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
I do not think I could myself be brought to support a man for office whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion.
If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work.
The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.
If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the troubles will come to an end, and the question which now distracts the country will be settled just as surely as all other difficulties of like character which have originated in this government have been adjusted.
The assertion that 'all men are created equal' was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.
in times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.