No slave to his passions, he nonetheless reserved some passion for his slave.
Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.
I would rather fight with my hands than my tongue.
Dolly Payne Todd Madison
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
I am more afriad of an army of 100 sheep lead by a lion than an army of 100 lions lead by a sheep.
I have always been afraid of banks
They know enough who know how to learn.
Henry B Adams
The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.
The beginning is always today.
I inhabit a weak, frail, decayed tenement; battered by the winds and broken in upon by the storms, and from all I can learn, the landlord does not intend to repair.