| When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.|
BurkeThoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontent.
| I never use the word nation in speaking of the United States. I always use the word Union or Confederacy. We are not a nation but a union, a confederacy of equal and sovereign States.|
J. C. CalhounTo Oliver Dyer. Jan. 1, 1849.
| The Constitution in all its provisions looks to an indestructible union composed of indestructible States.|
Salmon P. ChaseDecision in Texas vs. White. See Werdens Private Life and Public Services of Salmon P. Chase. P. 664.
| Neque est ullum certius amicitiæ vinculum, quam consensus et societas consiliorum et voluntatum.|
There is no more sure tie between friends than when they are united in their objects and wishes.
CiceroOratio Pro Cno Plancio. II.
|Like two single gentlemen rolled into one.|
Geo. Colman (the Younger)Broad Grins. Lodgings for Single Gentlemen.
|Then join in hand, brave Americans all!|
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
John DickinsonThe Liberty Song of 1768.
|When our two lives grew like two buds that kiss|
At lightest thrill from the bees swinging chime,
Because the one so near the other is.
George EliotBrother and Sister. Pt. I. St. 1.
| We must all hang together or assuredly we shall all hang separately.|
Benj. Franklin. To John Hancock. At Signing of the Declaration of Independence. July 4, 1776.
|Entzwei und gebiete! Tüchtig Wort,|
Verein und leite! Bessrer Hort.
Divide and command, a wise maxim;
Unite and guide, a better.
GoetheSprüche in Reimen. L. 516.
|Was uns alle bändigt, das Gemeine.|
The universal subjugator, the commonplace.
GoetheTaschenbuch für Damen auf das Jahr. 1806.
|Our Union is river, lake, ocean, and sky:|
Man breaks not the medal, when God cuts the die!
Though darkened with sulphur, though cloven with steel,
The blue arch will brighten, the waters will heal!
HolmesBrother Jonathans Lament for Sister Caroline. St. 7.
|There with commutual zeal we both had strove|
In acts of dear benevolence and love;
Brothers in peace, not rivals in command.
HomerOdyssey. Bk. IV. L. 241. Popes trans.
|He that is not with me is against me.|
Luke. XI. 23.
|Then none was for a party;|
Then all were for the state;
Then the great man helped the poor,
And the poor man loved the great:
Then lands were fairly portioned;
Then spoils were fairly sold:
The Romans were like brothers
In the brave days of old.
MacaulayLays of Ancient Rome. Horatius. St. 32.
|Oh, shame to men! devil with devil damnd|
Firm concord holds, men only disagree
Of creatures rational.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. II. L. 496.
|The union of lakesthe union of lands|
The union of States none can sever
The union of heartsthe union of hands
And the flag of our Union for ever!
George P. MorrisThe Flag of Our Union.
| Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.|
Psalms. CXXXIII. 1.
| Concordia res parvæ crescunt, discordia maximæ dilabantur.|
By union the smallest states thrive, by discord the greatest are destroyed.
| Wir sind ein Volk, und einig wollen wir handeln.|
We are one people and will act as one.
SchillerWilhelm Tell. II. 2. 258.
SchillerWilhelm Tell. IV. 2. 158.
| So we grew together,|
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet a union in partition;
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem:
So, with two seeming bodies, but one heart;
Two of the first, like coats in heraldry,
Due but to one and crowned with one crest.
Midsummer Nights Dream. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 208.
|Auxilia humilia firma consensus facit.|
Union gives strength to the humble.
|Their meetings made December June.|
Their every parting was to die.
TennysonIn Memoriam. XCVII.
|Quo res cunque cadant, unum et commune periculum,|
Una salus ambobus erit.
Whatever may be the issue we shall share one common danger, one safety.
VergilÆneid. II. 709.
| Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.|
Daniel WebsterSecond Speech on Footes Resolution. Jan. 26, 1830.
|One Country, one Constitution, one Destiny.|
Daniel WebsterSpeech. March 15, 1837.