Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government.
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Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.
A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.
What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.
The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.
All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States.
To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.
What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support?
Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
The executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war.
The good is the beautiful.
I like to try to do a little work before I do anything in the morning, even if it's a paragraph.
Poetry is a freedom of choice and economy of voice.
I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.
I think there are opportunities for women in comedies - how zany is up to them.
The outcome of the war is in our hands the outcome of words is in the council.
I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel.
Necessity never made a good bargain.
If indeed there's life after death, I sure will still be a poet.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.