-But if something is not done, and done soon, we shall be the murderers of our own children.
-The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
-I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty.
-That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
-I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
-I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
-In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.