I do not pretend to know precisely what is on foot there but I think it pretty evident that there is a very free communication between that country and this body and unless I am greatly mistaken I see the dwarfish medium by which that communication is kept up.

Benjamin F. Wade Communication Quote

I am not unconscious of the persuasive power exerted by these considerations to drag men along in the current but I am not at liberty to travel that road.

Sir I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere.

Benjamin F. Wade Power Quotes