The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.
The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.
Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everyone is standing around reloading.
I regret that I am now to die in the belief, that the useless sacrifice of themselves by the generation of 1776, to acquire self-government and happiness to their country, is to be thrown away by the unwise and unworthy passions of their sons, and that my only consolation is to be, that I live not to weep over it.
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.
A government which can be felt; a government of energy. God send that our country may never have a government, which it can feel.
A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.
When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.
I can't live without magic.
The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.
Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.