Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.
As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.
It is not for its own sake that men desire money, but for the sake of what they can purchase with it.
Fear is in almost all cases a wretched instrument of government, and ought in particular never to be employed against any order of men who have the smallest pretensions to independency.
In England, success in the profession of the law leads to some very great objects of ambition; and yet how few men, born to easy fortunes, have ever in this country been emminent in that profession?
But though empires, like all the other works of men, have all hitherto proved mortal, yet every empire aims at immortality.
The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.