In the main it will be found that a power over a man's support salary is a power over his will.
In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.
Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.
Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
A national debt if it is not excessive will be to us a national blessing; it will be powerfull cement of our union. It will also create a necessity for keeping up taxation to a degree which without being oppressive, will be a spur to industry.
There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.
Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.
Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.
The honor of a nation is its life.
The honor of a nation is its life. Deliberately to abandon it is to commit an act of political suicide.
A promise must never be broken.
Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.
Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent.
The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.