Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
In politics the middle way is none at all.
The balance of power in a society accompanies the balance of property in land.
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. The quote is from a play called 1776, where the John Adams character says this line. The play was based on a book written by Peter Stone.
Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.
Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.
No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it.
Power must never be trusted without a check.
This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.
City: Braintree, Massachusetts
Country: United States
Profession: Politician, 2nd U.S. President
Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology.Friedrich Nietzsche