The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.
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I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
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.
Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the present order of things in America remain uninterrupted.
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.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
I was asked to act when I couldn't act. I was asked to sing 'Funny Face' when I couldn't sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn't dance - and do all kinds of things I wasn't prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it.
One of the scary things is that, when you're a kid, you look at your dad as the man who has no fear. When you're an adult, you realize your father had fear, and that you have it, too.
You know the good part about all those executions in Texas? Fewer Texans.
Galleries began growing in both number and size in the late seventies, when artists who worked in lofts wanted to exhibit their work in spaces similar to the ones the art was made in.
Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love.
In the sense that you're not at the centre of power, like a president or prime minister of a major power, everyone is marginalised my position doesn't isn't unique in that respect. I think there are different sorts of relevance in different contexts.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.