“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.”
“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”
“Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.”
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”