History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
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Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations entangling alliances with none.
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.
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
If God is just, I tremble for my country.
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.
A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses.
Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.
By the time Obama came into office, Washington had already agreed over a period of a few weeks to a $700 billion government infusion into the world banking system. Nothing of the sort had ever been done before, and it was done spit spot with very little national debate.
You get the health benefits of coffee up through about the first twenty-four ounces. It's the biggest source of antioxidants for Americans, and we think it helps prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's as well.
My view is pensioners don't have the one option that people of working age have. They can't really increase their income, because they are no longer able to work.
War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.
My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.
In science the important thing is to modify and change one's ideas as science advances.
I sought my father in the world of the black musician, because it contained wisdom, experience, sadness and loneliness. I was not ever interested in the music of boys. From my youngest years, I was interested in the music of men.