Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.
The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
The loss of the battle of Waterloo was the salvation of France.
In a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance.
The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.
A republican government is slow to move, yet when once in motion, its momentum becomes irresistible.
Governments are republican only in proportion as they employ the will of the people and execute it.
If Americans ever allow banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
Power is not alluring to pure minds
Honesty, disinterestedness and good nature are indispensable to procure the esteem and confidence of those with whom we live, and on whose esteem our happiness depends.