By leaving to the citizen as much freedom of action
the rights of others,
the institutions render him truly a free man.
He is left to pursue his means of
happiness in his own manner.
Source: The American Democrat, 1838
the final end of the State was to make men free
They valued liberty both as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
US Supreme Court Justice
There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that
the three things we crave most in life
are always attained by giving them to someone else.
oppression has entered into the world is by
one man's pretending to determine
concerning the happiness of another.