"All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."
"If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it."
"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."
"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."