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American 16th president of U.S.
(1809 - 1865)
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Let every man remember that to violate the law is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear that charter of his own and his children's liberty.
      - [Law]

Let the people know the truth and the country is safe.
      - [Truth]

Let us have faith that Right makes Might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.
      - in an address at New York City [Right]

Moral principle is a looser bond than pecuniary interest.
      - [Morality]

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
      - [Happiness]

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
      - [Failure]

Nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world.
      - [Punishment]

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
      - [Adversity]

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
      - [Argument]

No policy that does not rest upon some philosophical public opinion can be permanently maintained.
      - [Opinion]

Peace will come soon and come to stay, and so come as to be worth keeping in all future time. It will then have been proved that among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet, and that they who take such appeal are sure to lose their cases and pay the cost.
      - quoted by E.J. Young "The Lesson of the Hour", in "Magazine of History", no. 43

People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
      - [Happiness]

People who like this sort of thing will find this is the sort of thing they like.
      - [Criticism]

Politics, as a trade, finds most and leaves nearly all dishonest.
      - [Politics]

Public opinion in this country is everything.
      - [Opinion]

Public opinion, though often formed upon a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice.
      - [Public Opinion]

Ready are we all to cry out and ascribe motives when our toes are pinched.
      - [Motive]

Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
      - [Politics]

Singular indeed the people should be writhing under oppression and injury, and yet not one among them to be found, to raise the voice of complaint.
      - [Oppression]

Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
      - [Right]

Such will be a great lesson of peace; teaching men that what they cannot take by an election, neither can they take by a war; teaching all the folly of being the beginners of a war.
      - [Peace]

Suspicions which may be unjust need not be stated.
      - [Suspicion]

Tangible language, which often tells more falsehoods than truths.
      - [Appearance]

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
      - [War]

The love of property and consciousness of right and wrong have conflicting places in our organization, which often makes a man's course seem crooked, his conduct a riddle.
      - [Property]

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