Individuals entering into society, must give up a share of liberty to preserve the rest.
Where are our Men of abilities? Why do they not come forth to save their Country?
Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.
Experience has taught us, that men will not adopt and carry into execution measures best calculated for their own good, without the intervention of a coercive power.
It is impossible to reason without arriving at a Supreme Being.