"An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens . . . . There has never been a moment of my life in which I should have relinquished for it the enjoyments of my family, my farm, my friends & books."
"Some may try to tell us that this is the end of an era. But what they overlook is that in America, every day is a new beginning. For this is the land that has never become, but is always in the act of becoming."