I have ever deemed it more honorable and more profitable, too, to set a good...
Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from truth who believes nothing,...
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.
The animosities of soverigns are temporary, and may be allayed; but those which seize the...
The two principles on which our conduct towards the Indians should be founded, are justice...
Under the law of nature, all men are born free, every one comes into the...
Tranquility is the old mans milk
Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.
Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be...
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