"We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot."
"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."
"All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."
"To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day."
"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."