All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
DOB - February 12, 1809