Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
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.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Let my enemies devour each other.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.