How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened
Doubts÷often beget the facts they fear.
How much pain worries have cost us that have never happened?
In matters of principals, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.
Conscience is the only clue that will eternally guide a man clear of all doubts and inconsistencies
The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.
The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
The people are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
[A] lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.
It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and to talk by the hour
The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man.