I consider ethics, as well as religion, as supplements to law in the government of...
No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity
We are endeavoring, too, to reduce the government to the practice of a rigorous economy,...
Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility
I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt...
I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by the history of the...
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
History has informed us that bodies of men as well as individuals are susceptible of...
The merchant has no country
The press is the best instrument for enlightening the mind of man, and improving him...
The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave
A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is...
Whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace
The most valuable of all talents is never using two words when one will do.
My affections were first for my own country, then, generally, for all mankind
No defender of slavery, I concede that it has its benevolent aspects in lifting the...
I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more...