How much easier it is to be generous than just Men are sometimes bountiful who are not honest.
The submission of free people to the executive authority of government, is no more than a compliance with laws which they themselves have enacted.
When the constitution is openly invaded, when the first original right of the people, from which all laws derive their authority, is directly attacked, inferior grievances naturally lose their force, and are suffered to pass by without punishment or observation.
It is the eternal truth in the political as well as the mystical body, that, where one member suffers, all the members suffer with it.
An honest man, like the true religion, appeals to the understanding, or modestly confides in the internal evidence of his conscience. The imposter employes force instead of argument, imposes silence where he cannot convince, and propagates his character by the sword.
We lament the mistakes of a good man, and do not begin to detest him until he affects to renounce his principles.
The injustice done to an individual is sometimes of service to the public.
There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics, as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves.
When a person is determined to believe something, the very absurdity of the doctrine confirms them in their faith.
The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct, not by their professions.
The liberty of the Press is the Palladium of all the civil, political and religious rights of an Englishman.
Notable talents are not necessarily connected with discretion.
We owe it to our ancestors to preserve entire those rights, which they have delivered to our care: we owe it to our posterity, not to suffer their dearest inheritance to be destroyed.
It is not that you do wrong by design, but that you should never do right by mistake.
The right of election is the very essence of the constitution.