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We must support our rights or lose our character, and with it, perhaps, our liberties.
In a representative republic, the education of our children must be of the utmost importance!
The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.
A free, virtuous, and enlightened people must know full well the great principles and causes upon which their happiness depends.
Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all - liberty!
The emigrants although of different parties and different religious sects all flew from persecution in pursuit of liberty.
There is a price tag on human liberty. That price is the willingness to assume the responsibilities of being free men. Payment of this price is a personal matter with each of us.
It is better to spread trust all around than to hand out money!
The right of self-defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals.
The liberty, prosperity, and the happiness of our country will always be the object of my most fervent prayers to the Supreme Author of All Good.
If it was wise, manly, and patriotic for us to establish a free government, it is equally wise to attend to the necessary means of its preservation.
Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.
If America wants concessions, she must fight for them. We must purchase our power with our blood.
A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.
By the last returns to the Department of War the militia force of the several States may be estimated at 800,000 men - infantry, artillery, and cavalry.
National honor is national property of the highest value.
It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty.
I regret that I should leave this world without again beholding him.
Peace is the best time for improvement and preparation of every kind; it is in peace that our commerce flourishes most, that taxes are most easily paid, and that the revenue is most productive.
History has shown that at least one-half of every century is consumed in war.
The mention of Greece fills the mind with the most exalted sentiments and arouses in our bosoms the best feelings of which our nature is capable.
[In a republic,] it is not the people themselves who make the decisions, but the people they themselves choose to stand in their places.
At no period of our political existence had we so much cause to felicitate ourselves at the prosperous and happy condition of our country.
To impose taxes when the public exigencies require them is an obligation of the most sacred character, especially with a free people.
If we look to the history of other nations, ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid, so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy.
The great increase of our population throughout the Union will alone produce an important effect, and in no quarter will it be so sensibly felt as in those in contemplation.
The public lands are a public stock, which ought to be disposed of to the best advantage for the nation.
The payments which have been made into the Treasury show the very productive state of the public revenue.
Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.
There is every reason to believe that our system will soon attain the highest degree of perfection of which human institutions are capable.
The movements of a great nation are connected in all their parts. If errors have been committed they ought to be corrected; if the policy is sound it ought to be supported.
I have great satisfaction in stating that our relations with France, Russia, and other powers continue on the most friendly basis.
I love to make people laugh and love to make people smile. The first time I performed and heard the applause, that was the sound that I wanted to hear for the rest of my life.
Our relations with the other powers of Europe have experienced no essential change since the last session.
In wars of the European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken any part, nor does it comport with our policy so to do
When you see big people, they expect them to wobble or something. The whole feeling of bigger people in this country is so negative. This works for me.
I'm a big Batman fan and got to be on the series Gotham.
There are people out there who pay their hard earned money to see a good show and people who work 9 to 5 and they saved their money and they want to see the best show possible.
I love performing. There is an ego in me that loves to be in front of people.
When people come to our show [Aladdin], I want them to forget about that for a little while and enjoy the moment. That's what I want to give them. I loved performing since I was a little kid.
The civil war which has so long prevailed between Spain and the Provinces in South America still continues, without any prospect of its speedy termination.
Never did a government commence under auspices so favorable, nor ever was success so complete.
It is the knowledge that all men have weaknesses and that many have vices that makes government necessary.
It was by one Union that we achieved our independence and liberties, and by it alone can they be maintained.