The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
These are the times that try men's souls.
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