The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure.
Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.
Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.
All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
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