The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
The lady's not for turning.