The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
"We cannot have free government without elections; and if the rebellion could force us to forego, or postpone, a national election, it might fairly claim to have already conquered and ruined us."
-On his re-election 1854
"Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong; as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us therefore study the incidents of this, as philosophy to learn wisdom from, and none of them as wrongs to be revenged." -1864