Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
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.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.