A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; or to raise standing armies, unless necessary for the defense of the United States, or of some one or more of them; or to prevent the people from petitioning, in a peaceable and orderly manner, the federal legislature, for a redress of grievances; or to subject the people to unreasonable searches and seizures of their persons, papers or possessions.
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.
He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections.
We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one.
The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing.
Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion.
The sinews of war, a limitless supply of money.