At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.
It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.
In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
In the main it will be found that a power over a man's support (salary) is a power over his will.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.