2021 August 04
"The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures."
"An honest man can feel no pleasure
in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens."
"Honor lies in honest toil."
2021 August 03
"The general object was to produce
a cure for the evils under which the United States labored;
that in tracing these evils to their origins,
every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy."
"[L]iberty, or the absence of coercion, or the leaving people to think, speak, and act as they please, is in itself a good thing. It is the object of a favourable presumption. The burden of proving it inexpedient always lies, and wholly lies, on those who wish to abridge it by coercion, whether direct or indirect."
"Liberty is not a cruise ship full of pampered passengers.
Liberty is a man-of-war, and we are all crew."
2021 August 02
"To be nobody but yourself -- in a world which is doing it's best,
night and day, to make you like everybody else -- means to fight the
hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting."
"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it."
"To love truth for truth's sake is the
principal part of human perfection in this world,
and the seed-plot of all other virtues."
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