War is the trade of Kings.
O freedom, first delight of human kind!
We find few historians who have been diligent enough in their search for truth; it is their common method to take on trust what they help distribute to the public; by which means a falsehood once received from a famed writer becomes traditional to posterity.
Better shun the bait than struggle in the snare.
I am as free as nature first made man,
Ere the base laws of servitude began,
When wild in woods the noble savage ran.
Of all the tyrannies on human kind / the worst is that which persecutes the mind.
The most may err as grossly as the few.
Ill habits gather by unseen degrees -- As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
The love of liberty with life is given,
And life itself the inferior gift of Heaven.