God bless the Union; - it is dearer to us for the blood of brave men which has been shed in its defence.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Let a nation's fervent thanks make some amends for the toils and sufferings of those who survive.
In Italy, on the breaking up of the Roman Empire, society might be said to be resolved into its original elements, - into hostile atoms, whose only movement was that of mutual repulsion.
There is no sanctuary of virtue like home.