Individuals entering into society, must give up a share of liberty to preserve the rest.
Those who have committed no faults want no pardon. We are only defending what we deem our indisputable rights.
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.
It is impossible to reason without arriving at a Supreme Being.
Decision making, like coffee, needs a cooling process.
Every day the increasing weight of years admonishes me more and more, that the shade of retirement is as necessary to me as it will be welcome.