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.
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We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities.
Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.
The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.
If a God, he could not suffer death, for immortality cannot die, and as a man his death could be no more than the death of any other person
The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy.
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The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.
I don't like to be talked into anything. I don't want to be cajoled.