History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
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As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
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.
Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
I hope someday we will be able to proclaim that we have banished hunger in the United States, and that we've been able to bring nutrition and health to the whole world.
You're cheating me but when the time reverse you'll know that you were teaching me.
Only when inspired to go beyond consciousness by some extraordinary insight does beauty manifest unexpectedly.
I'm used to watching old movies of myself.
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
Educational equality doesn't guarantee equality on the labor market. Even the most developed countries are not gender-equal. There are still glass ceilings and 'leaky pipelines' that prevent women from getting ahead in the workplace.
I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.
I've only ever wanted to be a singer I never wanted to be famous.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another.