I can and shall yield to no call that does not come from the spontaneous action and free will of the nation at large and void of the slightest agency of my own. In no case can I permit myself to be a candidate of any part, or yield myself to any party schemes.
Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
Popularity comes from allowing yourself to be bored by people while pretending to enjoy it.
Talent is something, but tact is everything. It is the interpreter of all riddles, the surmounter of all difficulties, the remover of all obstacles.
W P Scargill
The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.
William Henry Harrison
You have lost a child, a dear, dear child. I have lost the only earthly object of my affection.... I have now one request to make,... deny me not. Afford me the melancholy pleasure of seeing her body before internment.