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Because he could not afford to fail, he could not afford to trust.

Because he could not afford to fail, he could not afford to trust.


         

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.


         


My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.


         

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.


         


Be courteous to all but intimate with few and let those few be well-tried before you give them your confidence.

Be courteous to all but intimate with few and let those few be well-tried before you give them your confidence.


         

90% of all failures in life are those who have the habit of making excuses.

90% of all failures in life are those who have the habit of making excuses.


         

Those who have committed no faults want no pardon. We are only defending what we deem our indisputable rights.

Those who have committed no faults want no pardon. We are only defending what we deem our indisputable rights.


         

The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.

The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.


         

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.


         

My movements to the chair of government will be accompanied by feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution.

My movements to the chair of government will be accompanied by feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution.


         

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.


         


There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.

There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.


         

LIBERTY, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

LIBERTY, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.


         

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.


         

Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.


         

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.


         

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.


         

Action not words are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.

Action not words are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.


         

I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy.

I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy.


         

There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy

There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy