Decision making, like coffee, needs a cooling process.
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.
Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. I had hoped that liberal and enlightened thought would have reconciled the Christians so that their religious fights would not endanger the peace of Society.
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.