A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
U S Constitution
We know what the animals do, what are the needs of the beaver, the bear, the salmon, and other creatures, because long ago men married them and acquired this knowledge from their animal wives. Today the priests say we lie, but we know better.
Scandal dies sooner of itself, than we could kill it.
To the memory of the Man, first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.
Henry III Lee
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
No slave to his passions, he nonetheless reserved some passion for his slave.
From my tribe I take nothing I am the maker of my own fortune.
I have always been afraid of banks
All the lessons of history and experience must be lost upon us if we are content to trust alone to the peculiar advantages we happen to possess.
Martin Van Buren
Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.
In 1840 I was called from my farm to undertake the administration of public affairs and I foresaw that I was called to a bed of thorns.