Our principles are founded on the immovable basis of equal right and reason.
The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead.
The happiest moments of my life have a been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
One man with courage is a majority.
The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies.
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.
If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.
If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.
I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.