"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."
“Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the Sun.”
“Above all things, lose no occasion of exercising your dispositions to be grateful, to be generous, to be charitable, to be humane, to be true, just, firm, orderly and courageous.”
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
"Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits."
"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government."
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."
"All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression."
"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."