"Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity."
"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws."
Mayer Amschel Rothschild
"We now have so many regulations that everyone is guilty of some violation."
"Silence is argument carried out by other means."
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
"The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult."
Madame du Deffand
"Laughter is like changing a baby's diaper. It doesn't permanently solve any problems, but it makes things more acceptable...for awhile."
"The strongest passions and most dangerous weaknesses of the human breast - ambition, avarice, vanity, the honorable or venal love of fame - are all in conspiracy against the desire and duty of peace."
"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."
"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men."