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What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.

Christianity is a battle not a dream.
Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
Revolutions are not made, they come.
One on God's side is a majority.
The keener the want the lustier the growth.
Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
Write on my gravestone: Infidel, Traitor.--infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people.
Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm, living public opinion.
Power is every stealing from the many to the few.
What the Puritans gave the world was not thought, but action.
Responsibility educates.
Revolutions never go backward.
To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship
The heart is the best reflective thinker.
The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.
If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause.
What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.
Aristocracy is always cruel.
On a single winged word hath hung the destiny of nations.
Eternal vigilance is the price of libertypower is ever stealing from the many to the few. The hand entrusted with power becomes the necessary enemy of the people. Only by continual oversight can the democrat in office be prevented from hardening into a despot: only by unintermitted Agitation can a people be kept sufficiently awake to principle not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity.