The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.
Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.
Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75.
The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
In 200 years will people remember us as traitors or heros? That is the question we must ask.