… So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.
To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.
Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value — zero.
Let the laws be clear, uniform and precise; to interpret laws is almost always to corrupt them.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.