But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.
Desperate courage makes One a majority.
Each public officer who takes an oath to support the constitution swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others.
If we may say that the Age of Andrew Jackson took political life out of the hands of aristocrats and turned it over to the masses, then we may say, with equal justification, that the Age of Television has taken politics away from the adult mind altogether.
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes.
Mere precedent is a dangerous source of authority.
Never take counsel of your fears.
One man with courage makes a majority.
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts her in the hour of danger.
The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe.
The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the Government, the sovereign power.
The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson...
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
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