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.
He who knows best knows how little he knows.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
The art of life is the art of avoiding pain.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.