I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.
The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
There is always room at the top.
When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.
Man is a special being, and if left to himself, in an isolated condition, would be one of the weakest creatures; but associated with his kind, he works wonders.
It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever.
An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy.
He who tampers with the currency robs labor of its bread.
On the diffusion of education among the people rest the preservation and perpetuation of our free institutions.
The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions.
Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.