Neutral men are the devil's allies.
Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy
At the bottom of a good deal of the bravery that appears in the world there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they cannot face public opinion.
Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite.
Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world's heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith.
When private virtue is hazarded on the perilous cast of expediency, the pillars of the republic, however apparent their stability, are infected with decay at the very center.
Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies