He is strong and pain is worse to the strong, incapacity is worse.
The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters, but they were never friends.
The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.
The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.
My father died when I was five, but I grew up in a strong family.
In America, Jefferson noted with approval, women knew their place.
Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us.
Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.