The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.
What is defeat Nothing but education nothing but the first step to something better.
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
Physical bravery is an animal instinct moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
What the Puritans gave the world was not thought, but action
You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency
Aristocracy is always cruel
Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism
Christianity is a battle, not a dream
Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people
How prudently we proud men compete for nameless graves, while now and then some starveling of Fate forgets himself into immortality
Write on my gravestone: Infidel, Traitor., infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people.
Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.
Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government.
To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places.
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few
Let me make the newspapers, and I care not what is preached in the pulpit or what is enacted in Congress
Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator.
Politics is but the common pulse-beat, of which revolution is the fever-spasm.
Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life; men of no principle, but of great talent; and men of no talent, but of one principle - that of obedience to their superiors.
Political convulsions, like geological upheavings usher in new epochs of the world's progress
Power is every stealing from the many to the few.
If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion, let it crack
To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship