In order to appreciate a great man, we must know his surroundings. We must understand the scope of the drama in which he played - the part he acted - and we must also know his audience.
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
There is no common sense in going to the field to fight and leaving a man at home to undo all that you accomplish.
There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.
Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.