2021 July 30
"Stand with anybody that stands right.
Stand with him while he is right,
and part with him when he goes wrong."
"No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave."
"A moderate is either someone who has no moral code of his own, or if he does, then he's someone who doesn't have the guts to take sides between good and evil."
2021 July 29
"The people are Sovereign. ...
at the Revolution, the sovereignty devolved on the people;
and they are truly the sovereigns of the country,
but they are sovereigns without subjects...
with none to govern but themselves;
the citizens of America are equal as fellow citizens,
and as joint tenants in the sovereignty."
"While the people have property,
arms in their hands, and
only a spark of noble spirit,
the most corrupt Congress must be mad
to form any project of tyranny."
"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can
any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is
preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant,
and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own
weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."
2021 July 28
"Most of our faults are more pardonable
than the means we use to conceal them."
"The best way of avenging thyself
is not to become like the wrong-doer."
"By a declaration of rights, I mean one which shall stipulate
freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of commerce
against monopolies, trial by juries in all cases, no suspensions
of the habeas corpus, no standing armies. These are fetters against
doing evil which no honest government should decline."
2021 July 27
"Neither your life nor my life, nor the future of this country, will be
affected in the slightest by whether Linda Tripp is naughty or nice.
But if any president is able to commit crimes with impunity by using the
vast powers and perquisites of his office to cover up, then we will have
a danger of corruption and abuse of power that can only grow with the
passing years and generations."
"Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth."
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President,
or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong,
is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable
to the American public."
2021 July 26
"A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and in him, he yields to his impulses, indulges in the lowest form of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal in satisfying his vices. And it all comes from lying to others and to yourself."
"To die for an idea: it is unquestionably noble.
But how much nobler it would be
if men died for ideas that were true."
"The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff."