Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.
System to all things is the soul of business. To execute properly and act maturely is the way to conduct it to your advantage.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest.
One of the expedients of party to acquire influence, within particular districts, is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts.
A knowledge of books is the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built.
Nothing is more essential, than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular Nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated.
Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.