Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
Democracy, pure democracy, has at least its foundation in a generous theory of human rights. It is founded on the natural equality of mankind. It is the cornerstone of the Christian religion. It is the first element of all lawful government upon earth.
It is among the evils of slavery that it taints the very sources of moral principle. It establishes false estimates of virtue and vice: for what can be more false and heartless than this doctrine which makes the first and holiest rights of humanity to depend upon the color of the skin?
Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.
Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes.
To sit back and say,Oh, we're going to let the government do whatever they want, right or wrong,is giving up.
Governments have been ceding power to big multinational corporations in the market. We see the manifest in a variety of ways. Where governments are giving up power to big international institutions like the World Trade Organization or NAFTA, which are disabling governments' ability to protect the rights of their own people.
He never wants anything but what's right and fair; only when you come to settle what's right and fair, it's everything that he wants and nothing that you want. And that's his idea of a compromise.
Seeing the glass as half empty is more positive than seeing it as half full. Through such a lens the only choice is to pour more. That is righteous pessimism.
We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
There are only two kinds of men: those righteous who believe themselves sinners; the other sinners who believe themselves righteous.
Some praise at morning what they blame at night; But always think the last opinion right.
The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly everyone will side with you when you are in the right.