If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
The traveller has reached the end of the journey.
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
Passion for fame: a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind is curiosity.
To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.