"There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live."
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A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
In politics the middle way is none at all.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion... in private self-defense.