'The way for a young man to rise is to improve
himself every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Allow me to assure you that suspicion and jealousy never did help any man in
any situation. There may sometimes be ungenerous attempts to keep a young man
down; and they will succeed, too, if he allows his mind to be diverted from its
true channel to brood over the attempted injury. '
'The will of God prevails. In great contests each
party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one
must be, wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time.'
'The world has seen and wondered at the greatest
sign and marvel of our day, to-wit, a plain working man of the people, with no
more culture, instruction or education than any such working man may obtain for
himself, called on to conduct the passage of a great people through a crisis
involving the destinies of the whole world... '