This idea of the transcendent power of the Supreme Being is essentially connected with that by which the whole duty of man is summed up: obedience to His will.
John Quincy Adams
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I have no predilection for unpopularity as such, but I hold it much preferable to the popularity of a day, which perishes with the transient topic upon which it is grounded.
From the day of the Declaration, the people of the North American union, and of its constituent states, were associated bodies of civilized men and Christians, in a state of nature, but not of anarchy.
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality.
The Declaration of Independence pronounced the irrevocable decree of political separation, between the United States and their people on the one part, and the British king, government, and nation on the other.
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.
Is not the brand of 'double-dealer' stamped on the forehead of every democratic slaveholder? Are not fraud and hypocrisy the religion of the man who calls himself a democrat, and hold his fellow-man in bondage?
All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
It was the special purpose of Christ's appearance upon earth to bring immortality to light.
To read the Bible is of itself a laudable occupation and can scarcely fail of being a useful employment of time; but the habit of reflecting upon what you have read is equally essential as than of reading itself, to give it all the efficacy of which it is susceptible.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
The more you meditate on the laws of Moses, the more striking and brighter does their wisdom appear.
According to the Stoics, all vice was resolvable into folly: according to the Christian principle, it is all the effect of weakness.