Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
Delay is preferable to error.
It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
Democracy is indispensable to socialism.
People demand freedom only when they have no power.
Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered.
Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.
To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.
Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government.
Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.
Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.
When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.
Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire.
Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.
Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy.
Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
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