It is not strange... to mistake change for progress.
May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not.
God knows that I detest slavery, but it is an existing evil, for which we are not responsible, and we must endure it, till we can get rid of it without destroying the last hope of free government in the world.
The law is the only sure protection of the weak, and the only efficient restraint upon the strong.
I am tolerant of all creeds. Yet if any sect suffered itself to be used for political objects I would meet it by political opposition. In my view church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact. Religion and politics should not be mingled.
Let us remember that revolutions do not always establish freedom.
The Masonic fraternity tramples upon our rights, defeats the administration of justice, and bids defiance to every government which it cannot control.
The ability to produce every necessity of life renders us independent in war as well as in peace.
Church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact - religion and politics should not be mingled.
Let us remember that revolutions do not always establish freedom. Our own free institutions were not the offspring of our revolution. They existed before.
God knows that I detest slavery, but it is an existing evil ... and we must endure it and give it such protection as is guaranteed by the Constitution.
Nations, like individuals in a state of nature, are equal and independent, possessing certain rights and owing certain duties to each other.
The man who can look upon a crisis without being willing to offer himself upon the altar of his country is not for public trust.
The nourishment is palatable.
The nourishment from barbecue is palatable.
It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.
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