"Their flag to April's breeze unfurled; Here once the embattled farmers stood; And fired the shot heard round the world."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Separation of Powers
"Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence."
Religion and Education
"A little still she strove, and much repented. Whispering 'I will ne'er consent,' -- consented."
"For truth is always strange, Stranger than fiction."
"Compound for sins they are inclin'd to, by damning those they have no mind to."
"No man is an island."
"The somber drama from old Mudville's haunted lot."
"Shoot if you must, this old grey head, but spare your country's flag"
John Greenleaf Whittier