A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
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It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause, that we are defending, and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by degrees, the consequences will be the same.
It is the object only of war that makes it honorable. And if there was ever a just war since the world began, it is this in which America is now engages.
My own mind is my own church.
The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
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