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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LIBERTY, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
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.
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.
There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy
There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
Actions not words are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
When you do the common things in an uncommon way, you'll command the attention of the world.
My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
To persevere in one's duty and be silent is the best answer to calumny.
It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
[death]...the abyss from where no traveler is permitted to return
'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world - as far I mean as we are now at liberty to do it.
Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government.
War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Be courteous to all but intimate with few and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest.
I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles the character of an "Honest Man."
From a child, I had an inordinate desire for knowledge and especially music, painting, flowers, and the sciences, Algebra being one of my favorite studies.
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
Where are our Men of abilities? Why do they not come forth to save their Country?
Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.