Ill habits gather by unseen degrees -- As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
O freedom, first delight of human kind!
The love of liberty with life is given,
And life itself the inferior gift of Heaven.
The most may err as grossly as the few.
War is the trade of Kings.
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.