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We're talking scum here. Air should be illegal if they breathe it.

Were we directed from Washington when to sow, & when to reap, we should soon want bread.
I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of its constitution; I mean an additional article, taking from the federal government the power of borrowing.
I have come to a resolution myself as I hope every good citizen will, never again to purchase any article of foreign manufacture which can be had of American make be the difference of price what it may.
I, however, place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.
The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.
We rarely repent of having eaten too little.
I hold it that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
When angry, count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.
Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusets? And can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honourably conducted? God forbid we should ever be 20. years without such a rebellion. The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.
Evolution is the law of policies: Darwin said it, Socrates endorsed it, Cuvier proved it and established it for all time in his paper on The Survival of the Fittest. These are illustrious names, this is a mighty doctrine: nothing can ever remove it from its firm base, nothing dissolve it, but evolution.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
The bank mania is one of the most threatening of these imitations. It is raising up a monied aristocracy in our country which has already set the government at defiance, and although forced at length to yield a little on this first essay of their strength, their principles are unyielded and unyielding.
A Decalogue of Canons for observation in practical life. 1. Never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day. 2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself. 3. Never spend your money before you have it. 4. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you. 5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold. 6. We never repent of having eaten too little. 7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly. 8. How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened. 9. Take things always by their smooth handle. 10. When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.
A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means.
The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal judiciary; an irresponsible body, working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little to-day and a little to-morrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the States, and the government of all be consolidated into one.
The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working under ground to undermine the foundations of our confederated fabric. A judiciary independent of a king or executive alone, is a good thing; but independence of the will of the nation is a solecism, at least in a republican government.
At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all liability to account.
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.
Here's a toast to your new bride who has everything a girl could want in her life, except for good taste in men!
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
Every man over forty is responsible for his face.
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
For the friendship of two, the patience of one is required.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.
The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value.
The best ballplayer's the one who doesn't think he made good. He keeps trying to convince you.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
If you have a vagina and an attitude in this town, then that's a lethal combination.
No real gentleman will tell the naked truth in the presence of ladies.
A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.
These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.
To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
There ain't no rules around here, we're trying to accomplish something.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
It is a good idea to obey all the rules when you're young just so you'll have the strength to break them when you're old.
Every professional athlete owes a debt of gratitude to the fans and management, and pays an installment every time he plays. He should never miss a payment.
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
He is useless on top of the ground; he ought to be under it, inspiring the cabbages.
A man can keep a secret better than his own. A woman her own better than others.
When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why the poor were hungry, they called me a communist.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
The foolish and the dead never change their opinions.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes.
A secret between two is God's secret, between three is all mens.
If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
If you are going to tell people the truth, be funny or they will kill you.
I find no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones.
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
I worked myself up from nothing to extreme poverty.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet.
If the destination is heaven, why do we scramble to be first in line for hell?
Nothing annoys a woman more than to have company drop in unexpectedly and find the house looking as it usually does.
To boldly go where no man has gone before.
Manana is often the busiest day of the week.
I refused to attend his funeral. But I wrote a very nice letter explaining that I approved of it.
Television -- a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done.

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