Monday, August 1, 2016
A brief visit with Henry Clay.......
“War unhinges society, disturbs its peaceful and regular industry, and scatters poisonous seeds of disease and immorality, which continue to germinate and diffuse their baneful influence long after it has ceased. Dazzling by its glitter, pomp and pageantry, it begets a spirit of wild adventure and romantic enterprise, and often disqualifies those who embark in it, after their return from the bloody fields of battle, from engaging in the industrious and peaceful vocations of life.”
"We have had good and bad Presidents, and it is a consoling reflection that the American Nation possesses such elements of prosperity that the bad Presidents cannot destroy it, and have been able to do no more than slightly to retard the public's advancement." -1848
"All religions united with government are more or less inimical to liberty. All, separated from government, are compatible with liberty."
“The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer.”
“Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.”