I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
The more complete the despotism, the more smoothly all things move on the surface.
To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.
I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America.
The God of justice is with us, and our word, our work – our prayer for freedom will not, cannot be in vain.
A statesman… must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment.
The right is ours. Have it we must. Use it we will.