Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.
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.
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.
If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
In fact, it was the women in our house who were in the saddle. If men are the gods, women are not only the presidents but all the ministers of the government.
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.
I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
Women were real box office stars in the '40s, more so than men. People loved to see women's films. I think it was better then, except for the studio system.
Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a splendid misery.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U. S. government showing themselves as idiots.
Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.
Great deeds give choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen.
The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.
How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.