Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
Few people have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares.
Few men have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy.
I am sure that never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience