The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.
I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.
Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.
When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
There are matters in the Bible, said to be done by the express commandment of God, that are shocking to humanity and to every idea we have of moral justice.
War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.