The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.
Though liberty is established by law, we must be vigilant, for liberty to enslave us is always present under that very liberty. Our Constitution speaks of the “general welfare of the people.” Under that phrase all sorts of excesses can be employed by lusting tyrants to make us bondsmen.
We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings.
A nation can survive its fools, even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within….for the traitor appears not to be a traitor…he rots the soul of a nation…he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
Of all nature’s gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?
I criticize by creation – not by finding fault.
According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.
Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
The sinews of war are infinite money.
Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
You will be as much value to others as you have been to yourself.