I shall enter on no encomium upon Massachussets; she needs none. There she is. Behold her, and judge for yourselves.
There is always room at the top.
There is nothing so powerful as truth - and often nothing so strange.
The people's government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people.
Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances, are often justifiable.
Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny.
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
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.
Whatever government is not a government of laws, is a despotism, let it be called what it may.
On the diffusion of education among the people rest the preservation and perpetuation of our free institutions.
The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.
Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems.
When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered.
The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God.
Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.