You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
George Bernard Shaw
To prevent government from becoming corrupt and tyrannous, its organization and methods should be as simple as possible, its functions be restricted to those necessary to the common welfare, and in all its parts it should be kept as close to the people and as directly within their control as may be.
Never let your good get in the way of your better.
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
England and America are two countries separated by a common language.