Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.
It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.
No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.
One man with courage makes a majority.
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, showers its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
War is a blessing compared with national degradation.