In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly.
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- He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth, will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
- The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government of a nation, are — 1. Security to possessors; 2. Facility to acquirers; and, 3. Hope to all.
- Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.
- Look through the whole history of countries professing the Romish religion, and you will uniformly find the leaven of this besetting and accursed principle of action — that the end will sanction any means.
- Swans sing before they die — t’were no bad thing did certain persons die before they sing.
- Prose, words in their best order. Poetry, the best words in the best order.