A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
Carlye said, A lie cannot live; it shows he did not know how to tell them.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let me label you as they may.
Few things are more irritating than when someone who is wrong is also very effective in making his point.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
I wasn't worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two million dollars.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense.
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.
Let me make the superstitions of a nation and I care not who makes its laws or its songs either.
No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the congress is in session.
Often the less there is to justify a traditional custom the harder it is to get rid of it.
Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.
The history of the race, and each individual's experience, are thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.
Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain't so.
We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove. We have two opinions: one private, which we are afraid to express; and another one - the one we use - which we force ourselves to wear to please Mrs. Grundy, until habit makes us comfortable in it, and the custom of defending it presently makes us love it, adore it, and forget how pitifully we came by it. Look at it in politics.
We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.