These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
The first law for the historian is that he shall never dare utter an untruth. The second is that he shall suppress nothing that is true. Moreover, there shall be no suspicion of partiality in his writing, or of malice.
A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
The gardener plants trees, not one berry of which he will ever see: and shall not a public man plant laws, institutions, government, in short, under the same conditions?
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.
I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will bring them. It is the only way to abolish war.
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.
I know that I have lived because I have felt, and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence, I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel.
The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free.
The old boy network is still very strong and very true. Just look at the stock exchange and how many men and women are there. It is still very much run by men.
If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.
When men attempt bold gestures, generally it's considered romantic. When women do it, it's often considered desperate or psycho.
Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.
It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope.
Lawless are they that make their wills their law.