I have no ambition to govern men it is a painful and thankless office.
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I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
Question with boldness even the existence of a God because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
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.
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
I am the woman I grew to be partly in spite of my mother, and partly because of the extraordinary love of her best friends, and my own best friends' mothers, and from surrogates, many of whom were not women at all but gay men. I have loved them my entire life, even after their passing.
I have found little that is 'good' about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.
Perhaps life is just that... a dream and a fear.
People see I am a mother and head of a household. Today in Chile, one-third of households are run by women. They wake up, take the children to school, go to work. To them I am hope.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
All humanity is passion without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
A good thing to remember is somebody's got it a lot worse than we do.
We are always on the anvil by trials God is shaping us for higher things.