Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
History is the preceptor of prudence, not principles.
All That Is Needed For Evil To Succeeded, Is For Good People To Do Nothing
A representative owes not just his industry but his judgement
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
I have not yet lost a feeling of wonder, and of delight, that the delicate motion should reside in all the things around us, revealing itself only to him who looks for it.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Society is indeed a contract … it becomes a participant not only between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.
People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.
The nature of things is, I admit, a sturdy adversary.