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"Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do"

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happinessÉ"

"For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead..."

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

"That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves."

"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."

"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."

"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."

"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself."

"Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies."

"Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper."

"All the world would be Christian if they were taught the pure Gospel of Christ!"

"The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead."

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."

"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine."

"Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind."

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."

"Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct."

"How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened."

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