Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
The man who stands by and says nothing, when the peril of his government is discussed, can not be misunderstood. If not hindered, he is sure to help the enemy.
When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.