Let me make the newspapers, and I care not what is preached in the pulpit or what is enacted in Congress.
What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow, and trite as the multiplication table a week after.
Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator.
You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency.
The labor movement means just this: it is the last noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.
Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.
To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places.
Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life; men of no principle, but of great talent; and men of no talent, but of one principle - that of obedience to their superiors.