Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
All authority belongs to the people.
The hole and the patch should be commensurate.
It is reasonable that every one who asks justice should do justice.
Be polite to all, but intimate with few.
Difference of opinion leads to inquiry, and inquiry to truth.
Certainly one of the highest duties of the citizen is a scrupulous obedience to the laws of the nation. But it is not the highest duty.
Delay is preferable to error.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
A little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing.
A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither.
An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
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