Good wine is a necessity of life for me.
The probable accumulation of the surpluses of revenue beyond what can be applied to the payment of the public debt... merits the consideration of Congress. Shall it lie unproductive in the public vaults?...Or shall it rather be appropriated to the improvements of roads, canals, rivers, education, and other great foundations of prosperity and union.
It is while we are young that the habit of industry is formed. If not then, it never is afterward.
The president's title as proposed by the senate was the most superlatively ridiculous thing I ever heard of. It is a proof the more of the justice of the character given by Doctr. Franklin of my friend [John Adams]: ‘Always an honest man, often a great one, but sometimes absolutely mad'.
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.