When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands-off.
People want government to deliver – here and now.
My government is committed to carrying out electoral reforms. It is our firm resolve to keep criminal elements away from power.
Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.
Marrying means to halve one’s rights and double one’s duties.
In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one’s rights and double one’s duties.
The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting.
What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.
You possess all the attributes of a demagogue; a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, crossgrained nature, and the language of the market-place. In you, all is united which is needful for governing.
The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will, in the end, find that… the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations.
We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.
As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.
Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges… which are employed altogether for their benefit.