hose who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it
Time makes more converts than reason.
A man does not serve God when he prays, for it is himself he is trying to serve
He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
Though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire
Prejudice, like the spider, makes everywhere its home. It has neither taste nor choice of place, and all that it requires is room. If the one prepares her food by poisoning it to her palate and her use, the other does the same. Prejudice may be denominated the spider of the mind.
Compassion, the fairest associate of the heart.
We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
Most other passions have their periods of fatigue and rest, their suffering and their cure; but obstinacy has no resource, and the first wound is mortal.
These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it Now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph.
It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration.