It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.