True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.
In the very books in which philosophers bid us scorn fame, they inscribe their names
The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and ontrolled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced. If the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt, people must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance
If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.
Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed
A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.
Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.
When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent; it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself.
Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.
Modesty is that feeling by which honorable shame acquires a valuable and lasting authority.