The imagination of a eunuch dwells more and longer upon the material of love than that of man or woman … supplying, so far as he can, by speculation, the place of pleasures he can no longer enjoy.
I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year.
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. These qualities have ever been displayed in their mightiest perfection, as attendants in the retinue of strong passions.
May our country be always successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right.
The laws of man may bind him in chains or may put him to death, but they never can make him wise, virtuous, or happy.
This is the last of earth! I am content.
Roll, years of promise, rapidly roll round, till not a slave shall on this earth be found.
A stout heart, a clear conscience, and never despair.
Slavery is the great and foul stain upon the North American Union.
Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.
The Sermon on the Mount commands me to lay up for myself treasures, not upon earth, but in Heaven. My hopes of a future life are all founded upon the Gospel of Christ.
I cannot ask of heaven success, even for my country, in a cause where she should be in the wrong.