Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.
Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.
We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
To do evil that good may come of it is for bunglars in politics as well as mortals.
Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than from the arguments of its opposers.