As the happiness of the people is the sole end of government, so the consent of the people is the only foundation of it, in reason, morality, and the natural fitness of things
While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.
The manners of women are the surest criterion by which to determine whether a republican government is practicable in a nation or not
The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.
I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a disgrace, that two become a lawfirm, and that three or more become a congress.