Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
We are now on the threshold of a newer movement, with a newer hope and a new inspiration.
I have tried to kill sectarianism, whether in Catholics or Protestants.
The men whose manhood you have broken will loathe you, and will always be brooding and scheming to strike a fresh blow.
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.
I have raised the morals and sobriety of the people.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.