Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had le
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
The maxim that people should not have a right till they are ready to exercise it properly, is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from birth as a paternal, or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read, and say, and eat, and drink and wear.
The maxim, that governments ought to train the people in the way in which they should go, sounds well. But is there any reason for believing that a government is more likely to lead the people in the right way than the people to fall into the right way of themselves?
People crushed by law have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws.
That is the best government which desires to make the people happy, and knows how to make them happy.
Free trade, one of the greatest blessings which a government can confer on a people, is in almost every country unpopular.
Many politicians lay it down as a self evident proposition that no people ought to be free until they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water until he had learned how to swim.
Oh, Tiber! Father Tiber! To whom the Romans pray, A Roman's life, a Roman's arms, Take thou in charge this day! So he spake, and speaking sheathed The good sword by his side, And with his harness on his back, Plunged headlong in the tide.
I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing before the English of the nineteenth century a true picture of the life of their ancestors.
Nothing except the mint can make money without advertising.
Press where ye see my white plume shine, amidst the ranks of war, And be your oriflamme today the helmet of Navarre.
The object of oratory alone in not truth, but persuasion.
The object of oratory alone is not truth, but persuasion.