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  1. He who stands for nothing will fall for anything.

  2. Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

  3. Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.

  4. I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect man.

  5. We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.

  6. Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.

  7. Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.

  8. Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.

  9. Learn to think continentally.

  10. Power over a man's subsistence amounts to power over his will.

  11. Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.

  12. In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.

  13. Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.

  14. Little more can reasonably be aimed at, with respect to the people at large, than to have them properly armed and equipped.

  15. The system is the best that the present views and circumstances of the country will permit.

  16. In the main it will be found that a power over a mans support salary is a power over his will.

  17. It is of the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority.

  18. In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

  19. A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.

  20. The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.

  21. In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.

  22. A garden, you know, is a very usual refuge of a disappointed politician. Accordingly, I have purchased a few acres about nine miles from town, have built a house, and am cultivating a garden.

  23. Unless your government is respectable, foreigners will invade your rights; and to maintain tranquillity, it must be respectable - even to observe neutrality, you must have a strong government.

  24. Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.

  25. It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber. It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country, without a very exhaustive advertising support, would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic.

  26. To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people, each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same national rights, privileges, and protection.

  27. The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right.

  28. The inquiry constantly is what will please, not what will benefit the people. In such a government there can be nothing but temporary expedient, fickleness, and folly.

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  29. Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.

  30. The honor of a nation is its life.

  31. You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent.

  32. I think the first duty of society is justice.

  33. Such a wife as I want... must be young, handsome I lay most stress upon a good shape, sensible a little learning will do, well-bread, chaste, and tender. As to religion, a moderate stock will satisfy me. She must believe in God and hate a saint.

  34. A promise must never be broken.

  35. Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.

  36. When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.

  37. It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.

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  38. There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.

  39. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.

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  40. The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one.

  41. The history of human conduct does not warrant that exalted opinion of human virtue which would make it wise in a nation to commit interests of so delicate and momentous a kind as those which concern its intercourse with the rest of the world to the sole disposal of a magistrate, created and circumstanced, as would be a President of the United States.

  42. When occasions present themselves, in which the interests of the people are at variance with their inclinations, it is the duty of the persons whom they have appointed to be the guardians of those interests, to withstand the temporary delusion, in order to give them time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection.

  43. Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.

  44. Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will after a time, give way to its dictates. The violent destruction of life and property incident to war, the continual effort and alarm attendant on a state of continual danger, will compel nations the most attached to liberty to resort for repose and security to institutions which have a tendency to destroy their civil and political rights. To be more safe, they at length become willing to run the risk of being less free.

  45. Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have is this. When I have a subject in mind. I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it... the effort which I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.

  46. There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.

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