The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
If a thing loves, it is infinite.
I am astonished but not discouraged by my enormous responsibility. Devoted both from affection and duty to the cause of the people, I shall combat with equal ardor aristocracy, despotism, and faction.
Protestants in France are under intolerable despotism. Although open persecution does not now exist, yet it depends upon the whim of the king, queen, parliament, or any of the ministry.
The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
The good fortune of America is closely tied to the good fortune of all humanity.
The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
I am able to say that I was very much liked at the school. I even had quite some ascendancy over my comrades, and as soon as I appeared in the school yard, I was surrounded by young friends, most of them bigger than I, but who were quite willing to give the appearance of disciples; they would have defended me furiously if necessary.
When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.