Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

It is not in numbers, but in unity, that our great strength lies; yet our present numbers are sufficient to repel the force of all the world.

It is not because the right principles have been violated, that they are to be abandoned.

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason. I have never used any other, and I trust I never shall.

A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.

It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.

But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.

If I do not believe as you believe, it proves that you do not believe as I believe, and that is all that it proves.