Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
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- Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
- The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
- And having looked to government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them. To avoid that evil, government will redouble the causes of it; and then it will become inveterate and incurable.
- If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
- It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.
- The yielding of the weak is the concession to fear.