Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites.
Washington’s character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern.
If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation.
I’m saying look, here they come, pay attention. Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary, commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time, an observed fragment of eternity.
We are part of a country that outshines those that have gone before us and most of those in existence today.
Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
The love of freedom has been the quality of Western man.
For sure I once thought of myself as the poet who would save the ordinary from oblivion.
Who today is willing to say that Texas and California and the remainder of the Southwest would be better off if they were governed by Mexico?