An amazing invention - but who would ever want to use one?
He serves his party best who serves his country best.
It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear...'
In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and others of innocent enjoyments.
It will be the duty of the Executive, with sufficient appropriations for the purpose, to prosecute unsparingly all who have been engaged in depriving citizens of the rights guaranteed to them by the Constitution.
Coming in, I was denounced as a fraud by all the extreme men of the opposing party, and as an ingrate and a traitor by the same class of men in my own party. Going out, I have the good will, blessings, and approval of the best people of all parties . . .
Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice.
This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations.
I am not liked as a President by the politicians in office, in the press, or in Congress. But I am content to abide the judgment the sober second thought of the people.
One of the tests of the civilization of people is the treatment of its criminals.
The truth is, this being errand boy to one hundred and fifty thousand people tires me so by night I am ready for bed instead of soirees.
The melancholy thing in our public life is the insane desire to get higher.
Perhaps the happiest moment of my life was then, when I saw that our line didn't break and that the enemy's did.
Disunion and civil war are at hand; and yet I fear disunion and war less than compromise. We can recover from them. The free States alone, if we must go on alone, will make a glorious nation.
Strikes and boycotting are akin to war, and can be justified only on grounds analogous to those which justify war, viz., intolerable injustice and oppression.