I have always been afraid of banks.
As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.
Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.
Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.
The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.
War is a blessing compared with national degradation.
The people are the government, administering it by their agents they are the government, the sovereign power.
John Marshall has made his decision: now let him enforce it!
Our Union: It must be preserved.
The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.
Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.
It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.
Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.
As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.
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