Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
In the main it will be found that a power over a man's support (salary) is a power over his will.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.
When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.