Terrorism is like jujitsu: The small players win if they make the large player use his strength against himself.
A man’s true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others.
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
No one can doubt that the sufferings of the sober, virtuous woman, in legal subjection to the mastership of a drunken, immoral husband and father over herself and children, not only from physical abuse, but from spiritual shame and humiliation, must be such as the man himself can not possibly comprehend.
Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.
He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself. Life is most readily renounced at the time and among the classes where it is least harsh.
Patrick Henry aligned himself against ratification. So did Richard Henry Lee.
To this congress the poet speaks not of peculiar and personal things, but of what in himself is most common, most anonymous, most fundamental, most true of all men.
He who overcomes himself is divine. Most see their ruin before their eyes; but they go on into it.