The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.
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If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
The essence of Government is power and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.
It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.
A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.
In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.
The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad.
All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
It's something we, guys, have all done. Made tapes for girls, trying to impress them, to meet them on a shared plane of aesthetics. Read them someone else's poetry because they do poetry better than you could do it, because you're too awkward to do it.
One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
I have three kids who like Harry Potter so I was sort of aware of it. You can't really move from it: it's on buses, in stores, it's everywhere. One of my kids has read the books the other two are too small but they like the movies.
In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar - a practice which is still continued.
Never be a food snob. Learn from everyone you meet - the fish guy at your market, the lady at the local diner, farmers, cheese makers. Ask questions, try everything and eat up!
There is an urgent need for a radical revision of our current concepts of the nature of consciousness and its relationship to matter and the brain.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.