Against Quotes

Certain crimes are committed more immediately against God himself; others, against the state; and a third kind against certain persons. The chief crime in the first class, cognizable by temporal courts, is blasphemy, under which may be included atheism. This crime consists in denying or vilifying the Deity, by speech or writing. All who curse […]

An argument derived from the abuse of a thing does not hold good against its use.

Sir, since the debate opened months ago those of us who have stood against this proposition have been taunted many times with being little Americans. Leave us the word American, keep that in your presumptuous impeachment, and no taunt can disturb us, no gibe discompose our purposes. Call us little Americans if you will, but […]

Either you are with us or against us.

Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.

It is manifest that, during the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war, and such a war as is every man against man… In such condition… the life of man (is) solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving – we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

All art is a revolt against man’s fate.

There are no atheists in foxholes” isn’t an argument against atheism, it’s an argument against foxholes.

I’ll speak for the man, or against him, whichever will do the most good.