'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.
When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
Category: Army And Navy
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go. [Dec. 14, 1977]
Category: Famous Last Words
I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares.
Category: Farming And Farmers
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Category: Freedom Of Speech
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.