"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."
— H. L. Mencken
"I should, indeed, prefer twenty men to escape death through mercy,
than one innocent to be condemned unjustly."
— Sir John Fortescue
"Men in authority will always think that
criticism of their policies is dangerous.
They will always equate their policies
with patriotism, and find criticism subversive."
— Henry Steele Commager