He who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.
I never expect a perfect work from an imperfect man.
I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.
I have learned to hold popular opinion of no value.
In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of it's existence will be found at least equal to it's resources.
In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.