Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
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.
We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state, but we must desire its decrease, its weakening.
That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death.
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
There was no doubt that there was a vast organization which was making fools of all the liberals in Hollywood and taking their money, that there was a police state among the Left element in Hollywood and Broadway.
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
God is the ultimate experience of silence, of beauty, of bliss, a state of inner celebration.
Things are not difficult to make; what is difficult is putting ourselves in the state of mind to make them.
I'm in an agreeable state: busy, enthusiastic, curious.
Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.
What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants.
I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow.
Last night the United States dropped four 2,000 pound bombs on Saddam Hussein. I don't know anything about explosives, but, my God, do those things even need to explode?
Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
The angels taken collectively are called heaven, for they constitute heaven; and yet that which makes heaven in general and in particular is the Divine that goes forth from the Lord and flows into the angels and is received by them.
Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.
To be a member of the Communist Party is to have a taste of the police state. It is a diluted taste but is bitter and unforgettable.
The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.
The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.