All experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Everything is useful which contributes to fix in the principles and practices of virtue.
A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
A superintending power to maintain the Universe in its course and order.