I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.
Its good to live alone than to live in a bad company.
A bad war is fought with a good mind.
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone.
Real men despise battle, but will never run from it.
We must consult our means rather than our wishes.
To persevere in one's duty, and be silent is the best answer to calumny.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.
A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.
My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my country.
I am persuaded, you will permit me to observe, that the path of true piety is so plain as to require but little political direction.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
I walk on untrodden ground. there is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.
It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe without the agency of a supreme being.
Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
When we assumed the soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen.
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of god.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
It is impossible to reason without arriving at a supreme being.
Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.