A taste for literature and a turn for business, united in the same person, never fails to make a great man.

I shall never shine 'til some animating occasion calls forth all my powers.

this wasted time i have found by constant experience to be as indispensable as sleep

You and I ought not to die,before we have explained ourselves to each other.

They shall not be expected to acknowledge us until we have acknowledged ourselves.

Property monopolized or in the possession of a few is a curse to mankind.

To believe all men honest is folly. To believe none is something worse.

If worthless men are sometimes at the head of affairs, it is, I believe, because worthless men are at the tail and the middle

The whole drama of the world is such tragedy that I am weary of the spectacle

Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and dogmatism cannot confine it.

Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.

A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write .

Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.