Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
Experience has taught us that men will not adopt and carry into execution measures the best calculated for their own good without the intervention of a coercive power.
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered... deeply, ...finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.
It is much easier at all times to prevent an evil than to rectify mistakes.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.