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Govern wisely, and as little as possible
Do right and risk the consequences.
A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.
Texas can make it without the United States, but the United States cannot make it without Texas
Texas will again lift it's head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages.
In the name of the constitution of Texas, which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath. I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her.
Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.
I humble myself before God, and there the list ends.
Texas is the finest portion of the globe that has ever blessed my vision!
I am aware that in presenting myself as the advocate of the Indians and their rights, I shall stand very much alone.
I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man.
The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.
Remember that whatever may be said by a lady or her friends, it is not part of conduct of a gallant or generous man to take up arms against a woman.
All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men.
Texas, to be respected must be polite. Santa Anna living, can be of incalculable benefit to Texas; Santa Anna dead, would just be another dead Mexican.
I preferred measuring deer tracks to tape - that I liked the wild liberty of the Red men better then the tyranny of my brothers.
I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her.
He has all the characteristics of a dog - except loyalty.
A victim of the use of water as a beverage.
My God, is it possible that all the people have gone mad? The civil war now being inaugurated will be as horrible as his Satanic Majesty could desire.
Nothing can be better calculated to advance our interests and character than the establishment of a liberal and disinterested policy, enlightened by patriotism and guided by wisdom.
We view ourselves on the eve of battle. We are nerved for the conquest and must conquer or perish. It is vain to look for present aid: None is at hand. We must now act or abandon all hope!