The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
You can never plan the future by the past.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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