Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
I don't like that man. I'm going to have to get to know him better.
I desire to so conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
''A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gal.'' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey which catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the highroad to his reason.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.
Towering genius disdains a beaten path.
Military glory --the attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.
It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.
A Government of the people, by the people and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.