I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
'A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gal.' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey which catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the highroad to his reason.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Die when I may, I want it said of me that I plucked a weed and planted a flower where ever I thought a flower would grow.
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
The Lord prefers common-looking people.That is why He made so many of them.
I am for those means which will give the greatest good to the greatest number.
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.