Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator.
To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places.
What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better.
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life; men of no principle, but of great talent; and men of no talent, but of one principle - that of obedience to their superiors.
Christianity is a battle not a dream.
Revolutions are not made; they come.
Write on my gravestone: "Infidel, Traitor."--infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people.
Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.
Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism
Political convulsions, like geological upheavings, usher in new epochs of the world's progress.