The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.

— Henry Bolingbroke

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Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.


Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.


Nations, like men, have their infancy.


We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities.


Dr. Manton taught my youth to yawn, and prepared me to be a High-Churchman, that I might never hear him read nor read him more.


Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body.

Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.


You have deceived our trust, and made us doff our easy robes of peace, to crush our old limbs in ungentle steel.


The greatest art of a politician is to render vice serviceable to the cause of virtue.

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