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If your past is limited, your future is boundless.
There is nothing left to do but get drunk.
It must be felt that there is no national security but in the nation's humble, acknowledged dependence upon God and His overruling providence.
While men inhabiting different parts of this vast continent cannot be expected to hold the same opinions, they can unite in a common objective and sustain common principles.
You have summoned me in my weakness. You must sustain me in your strength.
I never justify, sustain, or in any way or to any extent uphold this cruel, heartless, aimless unnecessary war.
Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.
With the Union my best and dearest earthly hopes are entwined.
The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded.
A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly. The histories of all popular governments show absurd is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties.
I can express no better hope for my country than that the kind Providence which smiled upon our fathers may enable their children to preserve the blessings they have inherited.
In a body [like Congress] where there are more than one hundred talking lawyers, you can make no calculation upon the termination of any debate.
Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity.
Of all knaves the religious knave is the worst.
There's nothing left . . . but to get drunk.
After the White House what is there to do but drink?
The revenue of the country, levied almost insensibly to the taxpayer, goes on from year to year, increasing beyond either the interests or the prospective wants of the Government.
I find the remark, "Tis distance lends enchantment to the view" is no less true of the political than of the natural world.
The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.
Having imagination it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that if you were unimaginative would take you only a minute.
Christmas is over and Business is Business.