It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual.
It is poor rule that won’t work more ways than one.
The Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the constitutions of the several states, and the organic laws of the territories all alike propose to protect the people in the exercise of their God-given rights. Not one of them pretends to bestow rights.
You would better educate ten women into the practice of liberal principles than to organize a thousand on a platform of intolerance and bigotry.
The principle of asceticism never was, nor ever can be, consistently pursued by any living creature. Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of the earth pursue it consistently, and in a day’s time they will have turned it into a Hell.
We throw to the winds the old dogma that governments can give rights. Before governments were organized, no one denies that each individual possessed the right to protect his own life, liberty and property.
Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.
If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.
I would not be surprised to see Syria break apart entirely.
Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.