Man is a reasoning, rather than a reasonable, animal.
Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.
Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.
In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.
I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.
Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.