"What is a rebel? A man who says no."
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"No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat."
"It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them."
"A riot is the language of the unheard."
"When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away."
"Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion."
"Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws."
"We are enjoying sluggish times and not enjoying them very much."
"Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours."
"I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished."
"The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation."
"One way of getting an idea of our fellow-countrymen's miseries is to go and look at their pleasures."
"Have you known how to take rest? You have done more than he who hath taken empires and cities."
"A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat."
"You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side."
"I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me."
"Why, Sir, most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things."
"If it was not absolutely necessary, it was the foolishest thing ever done."
"Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place."
"The most dangerous moment for a bad government is when it begins to reform."
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