Philosophy is common sense with big words.
The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.
The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
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