If the Union was formed by accession of States then
the Union may be dissolved by the secession of States.
Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint; the more restraint on others to keep off from us, the more liberty we have.
Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.
Knowledge is the only fountain both of love and the principles of human liberty.
The man is free who is protected from injury.
The States are nations.
There is no happiness, there is no liberty, there is no enjoyment of life, unless a man can say, when he rises in the morning, I shall be subject to the decision of no unwise judge today.
Of all contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money.
Our ancestors established their system of government on morality and religious sentiment. Moral habits, they believed, cannot safely be trusted on any other foundation than religious principle, not any government secure which is not supported by moral habits.... Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering.
If the States were not left to leave the Union when their rights were interfered with, the government would have been National, but the Convention refused to baptize it by that name.
I shall defer my visit to Faneuil Hall, the cradle of American liberty, until its doors shall fly open, on golden hinges, to lovers of Union as well as of Liberty.
On the light of Liberty you saw arise the light of Peace, like "another morn,"
"Risen on mid-noon;" and the sky on which you closed your eye was cloudless.