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Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.
In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
Inflation is bringing us true democracy. For the first time in history, luxuries and necessities are selling at the same price.
The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider...The riders contend for its possession.
So live that you can look any man in the eye and tell him to go to hell.
Pushing production out of America to nations without our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we'll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on.
It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!