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A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, ...   Life
A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet ha...   Life
A State without the means of some change is without the means of its c...   Life
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue...   Life
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do noth...   Life
Ambition can creep as well as soar.   Life
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.   Life
An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and imposs...   Life
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.   Life
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.   Life
Beauty is the promise of happiness.   Life
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.   Life
Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its disting...   Life
Custom reconciles us to everything.   Life
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.   Life
Falsehood is a perennial spring.   Life
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.   Life
Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.   Life
Good order is the foundation of all things.   Life
He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent...   Life
He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our ski...   Life
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill...   Life
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observ...   Life
I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to...   Life
If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the...   Life
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth com...   Life
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.   Life
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a d...   Life
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for t...   Life
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, ...   Life
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.   Life
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from princ...   Life
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.   Life
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.   Life
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great e...   Life
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or so...   Life
Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an e...   Life
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.   Life
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting an...   Life
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could...   Life
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.   Life
One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.   Life
Our patience will achieve more than our force.   Life
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.   Life
Patience will achieve more than force.   Life
People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws a...   Life
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.   Life
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.   Life
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man....   Religion
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.   Life
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.   Life
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives ...   Life
Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new composition...   Life
The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they ple...   Life
The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, man...   Life
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to...   Life
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.   Life
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulg...   Life
The traveller has reached the end of the journey!   Life
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and b...   Life
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but...   Imagination
There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, t...   Life
They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance.   Life
Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any ...   Life
To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.   Life
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.   Life
To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not give...   Life
Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.   Life
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.   Life
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, m...   Life
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law ...   Life
Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.   Life
What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.   Life
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one...   Politics
When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of po...   Life
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in...   Life
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the...   Life
You can never plan the future by the past.   Time
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment;...   Life