Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
Heaven has given to every human being the power of controlling his passions, and if he neglects or loses it, the fault is his own, and he must be answerable for it.
Is not the brand ofdouble-dealerstamped on the forehead of every democratic slaveholder? Are not fraud and hypocrisy the religion of the man who calls himself a democrat, and hold his fellow-man in bondage?
This idea of the transcendent power of the Supreme Being is essentially connected with that by which the whole duty of man is summed up: obedience to His will.