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I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad.
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right man in the right place.
The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world.
The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a splendid misery.
That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.
Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor – over each other.
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.
An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.
Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it.
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.
So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done,…
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead.
Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.
Power is not alluring to pure minds.
Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.
Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.
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