Take the whole range of imaginative literature, and we all are wholesale borrowers. In every matter that relates to invention, to use, or beauty or form, we are borrowers.
Wendell Phillips Quotes
Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator.
Aristocracy is always cruel.
Let me make the newspapers, and I care not what is preached in the pulpit or what is enacted in Congress.
How prudently we proud men compete for nameless graves, while now and then some starveling of Fate forgets himself into immortality.
The community which does not protect its humblest and most hated member in the free utterance of his opinions, no matter how false or hateful, is only a gang of slaves. If there is anything in the universe that can’t stand discussion, let it crack.
What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better.
A bad conscience embitters the sweetest comforts; a good conscience sweetens the bitterest crosses.
How prudently we proud men compete for nameless graves, while now and then some starveling of late forgets himself into immortality.
Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection – they have many friends and few enemies.