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