"We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Davy Crockett on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Davy Crockett on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Davy Crockett on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Davy Crockett on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Davy Crockett on Abraham Lincoln
"The enemy fought with savage fury, and met death with all its horrors, without shrinking or complaining: not one asked to be spared, but fought as long as they could stand or sit."
"Heaven knows that I have done all that a mortal could do, to save the people, and the failure was not my fault, but the fault of others."
"I have always supported measures and principles and not men."
"We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money."
"If one man in the country could take all the money, what was the use of passing any bills about it?"