"Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Margaret Fuller on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Margaret Fuller on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Margaret Fuller on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Margaret Fuller on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Margaret Fuller on Joseph Stalin
"Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking."
"The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will let it."
"Man tells his aspiration in his God but in his demon he shows his depth of experience."
"A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body."
"Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd like it put more simply - a house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."