Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
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