| An acre in Middlesex is better than a principality in Utopia.
| We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.
| Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from the birth as a paternal, or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read, and say, and eat, and drink and wear.
| There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.
| Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.
| I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.
| Nothing except the mint can make money without advertising.
| Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.
| A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
| The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners.
| Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great events is proclaiming to us, Reform, that you may preserve!
| Such night in England ne'er had been, nor ne'er again shall be.
| She thoroughly understands what no other Church has ever understood, how to deal with enthusiasts.
| The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
| He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable.
| We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
| The best portraits are those in which there is a slight mixture of caricature.
| People crushed by law have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws.
| And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
| There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom.