Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
Quote by John Adams
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When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
In politics the middle way is none at all.
The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
A government of laws, and not of men.
Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Do not ever say that the desire to 'do good' by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
My mom always said I was the peacemaker in the family. My older brother, Eric, was the leader, the creative one. I was just his puppet.
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive
Women can go on marrying and pretending that their boyfriends and husbands are Mr. Darcy or some RomCom dream man. But where's that going to get 'em? Besides divorce court?
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being.