The essence of Government is power and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
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The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.
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.
And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.
The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.
Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.
Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents meriting an education which his parents cannot afford, he should be carried forward at the public expense.
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
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.
The happy Union of these States is a wonder their Constitution a miracle their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
I don't have any romantic ideas about marriage. Trust me. A white dress... ? No. It's not something for me.
Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of death and influences the actual experience of dying at the time of biological demise.
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
There's really no such thing as the agony of dying. I'm quite sure that pain is shut off at the moment of death. You see, something happens when the body knows it's about to go. Peptide hormones are released by cells in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. Endorphins. They attach themselves to the cells responsible for feeling pain.
The more perfect the artist, the more completely separate in him will be the man who suffers and the mind which creates.
The Republicans need to work on registration and getting out their vote and their early voters and absentees. Grassroots stuff.
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
As an American, you have a right to good health care that is effective, accessible, and affordable, that serves you from infancy through old age, that allows you to go to practitioners and facilities of your choosing, and that offers a broad range of therapeutic options.
Ful wys is he that can himselven knowe (Very wise is he that can know himself.)
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.