I have no ambition to govern men it is a painful and thankless office.
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I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just that his justice cannot sleep forever.
My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.
The Bee Gees who are brilliant, I just love great music.
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
When bad men combine, the good must associate else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.
I know that war is very cruel and that life is harder when you aren't able to live in the place you called home.
At twenty years of age the will reigns at thirty, the wit and at forty, the judgment.
Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
I never listen to the radio unless I rent a car.
In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit.