I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.
There cannot be a stronger natural right than that of a man's making the best profit he can of the natural produce of his lands.
Nothing brings more pain than too much pleasure; nothing more bondage than too much liberty.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.