The darkest hour in any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.
Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
The darkest day in a man's career is that wherein he fancies there is some easier way of getting a dollar than by squarely earning it
Common sense is very uncommon.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Wisdom is never dear, provided the article be genuine
The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.
It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom.
I am too sick to be out of bed, too crazy to sleep, and am surrounded by horrors.
While boasting of our noble deeds we're careful to concealthe ugly fact that by an iniquitous money system we havenationalized a system of oppression which, though more refined,is not less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery.
The Republic needed to be passed through chastening, purifying fires of adversity and suffering: so these came and did their work and the verdure of a new national life springs greenly, luxuriantly, from their ashes.
The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.
Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.
Go west, young man.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample underfoot.