Among precautions against ambition, it may not be amiss to take precautions against our own. I must fairly say, I dread our own power and our own ambition: I dread our being too much dreaded. We may say that we shall not abuse this astonishing and hitherto unheard of power. But every other nation will think we shall abuse it. It is impossible but that, sooner or later, this state of things must produce a combination against us which may end in our ruin.
To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
Applaud us when we run, Console us when we fall, Cheer us when we recover.
Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.
You can never plan the future by the past.