Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
Silence is golden but when it threatens your freedom it’s yellow.
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
Despots govern by terror. They know that he who fears God fears nothing else; and therefore they eradicate from the mind, through their Voltaire, their Helvetius, and the rest of that infamous gang, that only sort of fear which generates true courage.
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
Custom reconciles us to everything.
It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.