Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.