Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.