A nation cannot afford to do a mean thing.
All that I am or may be, I freely offer to this cause.
From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. I insist that this shall cease.
Give me the centralism of liberty; give me the imperialism of equal rights.
Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace.
I have never known a man who was sensual in his youth, who was high-minded when old.
Ideas are more important than battles.
If a man has done evil in his life, he must not be complimented in marble.
No true and permanent fame can be founded, except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind.
Nothing from man's hands, nor law, nor constitution, can be final. Truth alone is final.
Sir, nothing from man's hands, nor law, nor constitution, can be final. Truth alone is final.
The age of Chivalry has gone. An age of Humanity has come.
The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.
The true greatness of a Nation cannot be in triumphs of the intellect alone.
The true greatness of nations is in those qualities which constitute the greatness of the individual.
The wise fathers did not treat the country as a Chinese foot, never to grow after infancy; but, anticipating Progress, they declared expressly that their great Act is not final.
There are two sorts of pity: one is a balm and the other a poison; the first is realized by our friends, the last by our enemies.
Whatever may be the temporary applause of men, or the expressions of public opinion, it may be asserted without fear of contradiction, that no true and permanent fame can be founded, except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind.
Without knowledge there can be no sure progress. Vice and barbarism are the inseparable companions of ignorance. Nor is it too much to say that, except in rare instances, the highest virtue is attained only through intelligence.
Without security, civilization is cramped and dwarfed. Without security, there can be no freedom. Nor shall I say too much, when I declare that security, guarded of course by its offspring, freedom, is the true end and aim of government.
Worse than any heathen or pagan abroad are those in our midst who are false to our institutions.
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