Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



Whatever has a tendency to promote the civil intercourse of nations by an exchange of benefits is a subject as worthy of philosophy as of politics.
By theme : Business  

A republic properly understood is a sovereignty of justice, in contradistinction to a sovereignty of will.
By theme : Society   State  

Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence.
By theme : Society   State  

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
By theme : Character   Relations  

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too little; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology  

Character is much easier kept than recovered.
By theme : Character  

He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
By theme : Behavior   Liberty   Politics   Wisdom  

Truth prevails where opinions are free.
By theme : Liberty   Truth  

When people fear the government, there is tyranny. When government fears the people, there is liberty.
By theme : Liberty   Politics   Society   State  

 
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