Truth, like a torch, the more it’s shook it shines.
Concrete is, essentially, the color of bad weather.
The will of the world is never the will of God.
The infinite God can not by us, in the present limitation of our faculties, be comprehended or conceived.
Britain is not a country that is easily rocked by revolution… In Britain our institutions evolve. We are a Fabian Society writ large.
I simply can’t believe nice communities release effluents.
The desert has its holiness of silence, the crowd its holiness of conversation.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
There were no international terrorists in Iraq until we went in. It was we who gave the perfect conditions in which Al Qaeda could thrive.
I can’t accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or domestic support.
Fulfill – you can far more than fulfill – the brightest anticipations of those who, in the name of human freedom, and in the face of threats that have ripened into terrible realities since, fought that battle which placed you where you now stand.
In days when the public safety is imminently threatened, and the fate of a nation may hang upon a single act, we owe frank speech, above all other men, to him who is highest in authority. I shall speak to you as man to man.
It has always been a great wrong that these men and their families should be held in bondage.
It is idle to await unanimity.
It is within your power at this very moment not only to consumate an act of enlightened statesmanship, but, as the instrument of the Almighty, to restore to freedom a race of men.
Of the unjust rights which in virtue of this ceremony an iniquitous law gives me over the person and property of another, I cannot legally, but I can morally, divest myself.
Men acquiesce in a thousand things, once righteously and boldly done, to which, if proposed to them in advance, they might find endless objections.
Property in man, always morally unjust, has become nationally dangerous.
Can you look forward to the future of our country and imagine any state of things in which, with slavery still existing, we should be assured of permanent peace? I cannot.
Property that endangers the safety of a nation should not be suffered to remain in the hands of its citizens.
If, amid the multitude of contending counsel, you have hesitated and doubted; if, when a great measure suggested itself, you have shrunk from the vast responsibility, afraid to go forward lest you should go wrong, what wonder?
The dangers which threaten us are twofold: First, from the Confederate forces, composed of men whose earnest convictions and reckless bravery it is idle to deny.
How few, since the foundation of the world, have found themselves in a position environed with public perils so numerous, oppressed with responsibilities so high and solemn, as yourself!
The people are forbidden to give aid and comfort to rebels. What of a government that has the power to cut off from aid and comfort all the rebels of the South and fails to exercise it?
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