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In administering the laws of Congress I shall keep steadily in view the limitations as well as the extent of the Executive power, trusting thereby to discharge the functions of my office without transcending its authority.
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..as long as our Government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of person and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
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Without union our independence and liberty would never have been achieved; without union they never can be maintained.
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Let us realize the importance of the attitude in which we stand before the world. Let us exercise forbearance and firmness. Let us extricate our country from the dangers which surround it and learn wisdom from the lessons they inculcate.
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Never take counsel of your fears. Fear
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There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. Government
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As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending. Government
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Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there. Marriage
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It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word. Mind
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You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. Price
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Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. Strategy
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The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality. Taxes and Taxation
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new! Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms. Blood
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Our Union: It must be preserved. Uncategorised
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John Marshall has made his decision: now let him enforce it! Uncategorised
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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. Citizenship
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One man with courage makes a majority. Courage
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The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger. Courage
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