Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.
Nothing hurts so much the interest and reputation of America as to hear of their intestine quarrels.
The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel’d to heaven is no artist.
Any commands which Congress may have for me shall be cheerfully executed by one of their earliest soldiers, whose happiness it is to think that, at a less smiling moment, he had the honor to be adopted by America, and whose blood, exertions, and affections will in her good times, as they have been in her worst, be entirely at her service.
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.
The eye altering, alters all.
I shall ask for the abolition for the punishment of death until I have the infallibility of human judgment demonstrated to me.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
Laws must be clear, precise, and uniform for all citizens.