Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
Every true man is a cause, a country, and an age; requires infinite spaces and numbers and time fully to accomplish his design.
At the age of 12 I was going on to another boarding school in another part of the country. We change schools at 13 in this country.
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
The history of my life must begin by the earliest circumstance which my memory can evoke; it will therefore commence when I had attained the age of eight years and four months.
The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.
My father's record collection was all country. That's how I was exposed to it.
I began to understand my sensations, to know what I wanted, at around the age of forty - but only vaguely.
The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.
The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.
There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.
Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days, hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often, and have had brief encounters with it in my later years, even in old age.
So people think I'm lying about my age all the time? It's the records that are wrong. I've never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me, I say 'That's none of your business.' So that means I've never once lied about my age. Now that's true!
For hostile word let hostile word be paid.
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
A woman has the age she deserves.
Six months after that, I left Taiwan, first for Hong Kong and then for mainland China, where I spent another three months studying still more Chinese and generally kicking around the country.
Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution.
Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.
The English people, a lot of them, would not be able to understand a word of spoken Shakespeare. There are people who do and I'm not denying they exist. But it's a far more philistine country than people think.