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Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
In politics the middle way is none at all.
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws.
I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate.
While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.
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