But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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