Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator.
Aristocracy is always cruel.
What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow, and trite as the multiplication table a week after.
What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.
Power is every stealing from the many to the few.
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.
Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.
One on God’s side is a majority.
Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms.