Where the people possess no authority, their rights obtain no respect.
The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.
By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.
The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.