I love the man that can smile in trouble that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm and whose conscience approves his conduct will pursue his principles unto death.

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To say that any people are not fit for freedom is to make poverty their choice and to say they had

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Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression, for if he viol

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression, for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

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Reputation is what men and women think of us, character is what God and angels know of us.

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