"I have had many troubles in my life, but the worst of them never came."
"We can not overestimate the fervent love of liberty, the intelligent courage, and the sum of common sense with which our fathers made the great experiment of self-government."
"Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce."
A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.
History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology.
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.