A star for every State, and a State for every star.
– Robert Charles Winthrop
Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.
Slavery is but half abolished, emancipation is but half completed, while millions of freeman with votes in their hands are left without education.
There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.
Our country – whether bounded by the St. John’s and the Sabine, or however otherwise bounded or described, and be the measurements more or less; – still our country, to be cherished in all our hearts, and to be defended by all our hands.