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'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is fir...   Politics
A bad cause will never be supported by bad means and bad men.   Life
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appe...   Life
A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation i...   Life
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserv...   Life
Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.   Life
But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and al...   Life
Character is much easier kept than recovered.   Life
Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and un...   Art
From such beginnings of governments, what could be expected, but a con...   Life
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its wo...   Government
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy f...   Life
Human nature is not of itself vicious.   Life
I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties ...   Life
I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the R...   Life
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength fro...   Life
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have ...   Life
If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.   Life
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful t...   Life
It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause, that we are d...   Life
It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into co...   Life
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.   Life
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle i...   Life
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.   Life
My mind is my own church.   Life
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to ...   Life
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God an...   Life
Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best...   Life
That government is best which governs least.   Government
That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.   Life
The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like to...   Life
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.   Life
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A g...   Government
The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.   Life
The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy.   Life
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absen...   Life
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good i...   Life
There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that...   Life
These are times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunsh...   Life
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, unde...   Life
Time makes more converts than reason.   Life
Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.   Life
To establish any mode to abolish war, however advantageous it might be...   Life
To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty the...   Life
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yoursel...   Life
War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen and unsupposed...   Life
We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not...   Life
We have it in our power to begin the world over again.   Life
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only t...   Life
When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of libert...   Life
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue i...   Life