Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing.
In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.
All that is noble in the world’s past history, and especially the minds of the great and the good, are never lost.
In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end.
I appeal to you, my friends, as mothers: are you willing to enslave your children? You stare back with horror and indignation at such questions. But why, if slavery is not wrong to those upon whom it is imposed?
In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
Religion is no more possible without prayer than poetry without language, or music without atmosphere.
We are commanded to love God with all our minds, as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty.
So long as you are ready to die for humanity, the life of your country is immortal.