In politics the middle way is none at all.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
October 30, 1735
July 4, 1826
John Quincy Adams
Chester A. Arthur
Martin Van Buren
George H. W. Bush
George W. Bush
William J. Clinton
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Gerald R. Ford
James A. Garfield
Ulysses S. Grant
Warren G. Harding
William Henry Harris
Rutherford B. Hayes
Lyndon B. Johnson
John F. Kennedy