A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.
Every man's life, liberty, and property are in danger when the Legislature is in session.
Let our object be our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country.
No government is respectable which is not just. Without unspotted purity of public faith, without sacred public principle, fidelity, and honor, no machinery of laws, can give dignity to political society.
The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.
The world is governed more by appearances than by realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.