Do not let your bachelor ways crystallize so that you can't soften them when you come to have a wife and a family of your own.
I am less disposed to think of a West Point education as requisite for this business than I was at first. Good sense and energy are the qualities required.
It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear...'
Law without education is a dead letter. With education the needed law follows without effort and, of course, with power to execute itself indeed, it seems to execute itself.
No person connected with me by blood or marriage will be appointed to office.
The filth and noise of the crowded streets soon destroy the elasticity of health which belongs to the country boy.
The independence of all political and other bother is a happiness.
The progress of society is mainly the improvement in the condition of the workingmen of the world.
Universal suffrage should rest upon universal education. To this end, liberal and permanent provision should be made for the support of free schools by the State governments, and, if need be, supplemented by legitimate aid from national authority.
Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration but the soldier's occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone.