"Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Jefferson Davis on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Jefferson Davis on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Jefferson Davis on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Jefferson Davis on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Jefferson Davis on Thomas Jefferson
"All we ask is to be let alone."
"I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came."