No important institution is ever merely what the law makes it. It accumulates about itself traditions, conventions, ways of behaviour, which are not less formidable in their influence.
The men of the future will yet fight their way to many a liberty that we do not even miss.
A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.
Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
George B Mere
Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Time: That which man is always trying to kill, but which ends in killing him.
To be governed is to be watched over, inspected, spied on, directed, legislated at, regulated, docketed, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, assessed, weighed, censored, ordered about, by men who have neither the right nor the knowledge nor the virtue.