Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst stage, an intolerable one."
"Wisdom begins in wonder."
"All government is organized exploitation, and in virtually all of its existing forms it is the implacable enemy of every industrious and well-disposed man."
"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that's your own self."
"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it."
W. M. Lewis
"When my grandparents arrived in this country from Germany, they were dirty, frightened, and penniless. I swear, that's the last time we let them vacation by themselves."
"It is only when the People become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty. Let us, by all wise and constitutional measures, promote intelligence among the People, as the best means of preserving our liberties."
"Like the military, another broken engine of American democracy, public schools have become something for the elites to avoid personally at all costs, yet to tinker with as much as possible."
Thomas H. Lipscomb