I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.
So inscrutable is the arrangement of causes and consequences in this world, that a two-penny duty on tea, unjustly imposed in a sequestered part of it, changes the condition of all its inhabitants.
It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.