Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
The idol is the measure of the worshipper.
The traitor to Humanity is the traitor most accursed; Man is more than Constitutions; better rot beneath the sod, Than be true to Church and State while we are doubly false to God.
Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is.
Folks never understand the folks they hate.
All God's angels come to us disguised.
Not what we give, but what we share,-- For the gift without the giver is bare.
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how
If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon
Children are God's Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope and peace
I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor