1. 10

    I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

    40
  2. 9

    It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.

    43
  3. 8

    The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.

    48
  4. 7

    [Our Constitution] is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.

    55
  5. 6

    Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.

    59
  6. 5

    Power is the great evil with which we are contending. We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. However, where is the check on the power of the judiciary? If we fail to check the power of the judiciary, I predict that we will eventually live under judicial tyranny.

    63
  7. 4

    The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!

    81
  8. 3

    Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

    84
  9. 2

    United we stand, divided we fall. Let us not split into factions which must destroy that union upon which our existence hangs.

    89
  10. 1

    The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.

    141
  11. Last Update: 28 January 2023

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