Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation is principle is always a vice.
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression;for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.