The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
Society is composed of two classes: they who have more dinners than appetite, and they who have more appetite than dinners.
It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
Quarrels and complaints arise when people who are equal do not have equal shares, or vice versa.
The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.
The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute.
To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy.
It is the man who does not want to express an opinion whose opinion I want.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.