My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it - but there is only one proper and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is by Legislative authority: and this, as far as my suffrage will go, shall never be wanting.