"A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference."
"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."
"An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens."
"Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment."
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."