Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
It's extremely difficult to lead further than you have gone yourself.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
Patience will achieve more than force.
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
There never was a bad man that had ability for good service.
Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument from it, even though but for one year, never can willingly abandon it. They may be distressed in the midst of all their power; but they will never look to anything but power for their relief.
Fraud is the ready minister of injustice.