Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
One man with courage makes a majority.
Never take counsel of your fears.
Elevate those guns a little lower.
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.
The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.
Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.