For if one link in nature's chain might be lost, another might be lost, until the whole of things will vanish piecemeal.
I think it is a great error to consider a heavy tax on wines as a tax on luxury. On the contrary, it is a tax on the health of our citizens.
All authority belongs to the people
For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well organized and armed militia is their best security.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
The moral sense is the first excellence of well-organized man.