Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery of party faction and division of society.

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There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man livin

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.

A desire to be observed considered esteemed praised beloved and admired by his fellows is one of th

A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest, as well as the keenest, dispositions discovered in the heart of man.

Old minds are like old horses, you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.

Old minds are like old horses, you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.

I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives and thereby have consented to my own ruin to

I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives and thereby have consented to my own ruin to your ruin and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate.

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