"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Joseph Story on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Joseph Story on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Joseph Story on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Joseph Story on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Joseph Story on Albert Einstein
"A good government implies two things first, fidelity to the objects of the government secondly, a knowledge of the means, by which those objects can be best attained."
"And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice."