Produce great men, the rest follows.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
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.
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.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
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.
I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.
A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion.
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.
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.
God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.
An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
The best is he who calls men to the best. And those who heed the call are also blessed. But worthless who call not, heed not, but rest.
Men should strive to think much and know little.
Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.
Men's indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong; the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior.