True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety.
Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
I am rather inclined to silence.
The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it.
How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn't make it a leg.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax
I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.
My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
The assertion that all men are created equal was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.
Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down...
Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.
Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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