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Top quotes by Sam Houston

Sam Houston's top quotes. '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.'


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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.


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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.


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Whether his policy was right or wrong, he built up the glory of the nation.


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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.


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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.


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A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.


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Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.


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Texas will again lift it's head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages.



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