"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."
"I have a congenital aversion to failure."
"We hope all danger may be overcome; but to conclude that no danger may ever arise would itself be extremely dangerous."
"I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is much better policy to prophesy after the event has taken place."
"The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me."