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I am aware that in presenting myself as the advocate of the Indians and their rights, I shall stand very much alone. Sam Houston#Advocate 107
Sam Houston#Advocate 107
Texas, to be respected must be polite. Santa Anna living, can be of incalculable benefit to Texas; Santa Anna dead, would just be another dead Mexican. Sam Houston#Anna 97
Sam Houston#Anna 97
Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may. Sam Houston#Come 64
Sam Houston#Come 64
I would not be gotten into a schoolhouse until I was eight years old. Nor did I accomplish much after I started. I doubt if I had gone to school six months in all when my father died. I was fourteen at the time. Sam Houston#Accomplish 60
Sam Houston#Accomplish 60
The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government. Sam Houston#Education 54
Sam Houston#Education 54
In the name of the constitution of Texas, which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath. I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her. Sam Houston#Bloodshed 29
Sam Houston#Bloodshed 29
Whether his policy was right or wrong, he built up the glory of the nation. Sam Houston#Built 29
Sam Houston#Built 29
All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men. Sam Houston#Absolutely 26
Sam Houston#Absolutely 26
Remember that whatever may be said by a lady or her friends, it is not part of conduct of a gallant or generous man to take up arms against a woman. Sam Houston#Against 26
Sam Houston#Against 26
I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man. Sam Houston#Honesty 15
Sam Houston#Honesty 15
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