He is the most gentle-looking and amiable of men. Every word and look indicate sincerity of heart, even to guilelessness.
Journal entry (27 February 1849) on President Zachary Taylor, published in The Autobiography of William H. Seward (1877).
It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces.William H. Seward
The color of the prisoner’s skin, and the form of his features, are not impressed upon the spiritual immortal mind which works beneath. In spite of human pride, he is still your brother, and mine, in form and color accepted and approved by his Father, and yours, and mine, and bears equally with us the proudest inheritance of our race — the image of our Maker. Hold him then to be a Man.William H. Seward
There is no social life outside of Christendom.William H. Seward
Whatever policy we adopt, there must be an energetic prosecution of it. For this purpose it must be somebody's business to pursue and direct it incessantly.William H. Seward
I know and all the world knows, that revolutions never go backwards.William H. Seward