It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence - it is force.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy.
My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.