" In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. "
" Tom, we'd love to review your music, but it's too intelligent. "
" "Thanks, but exactly how long do you think 'we the people' can afford to remain stupid? "
" History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. "
" If a nation expects to be ignorant and free ... it expects what never was and never will be. Bankers are more dangerous to the state, than any standing army. "
" Tyranny is always better organized than freedom. "
" A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or, perhaps both. "