While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill — little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.
Famous aphorisms and wisdom phrases
The usual complaint is, 'I have no other way of earning a living'. The harsh reply can be, 'Do you have to live?'
The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them.
With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.