The basis of a democratic state is liberty.
Democracy is the form of government in which the free are rulers.
Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of the people.
Can you seriously say the Bill of Rights would get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee.
What is constitutional may still be unwise.
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next.
The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
Society is composed of two classes: they who have more dinners than appetite, and they who have more appetite than dinners.
It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.