When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.
The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.
I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.