The sailor's life is at the best a life of danger. He pursues honor on the mountain wave and finds it in the battle and in the storm, and never did more distinguished chivalry display itself than in the conduct of our seamen during the late war.
Were you a merchant, would you settle yourself in a rich or poor neighborhood? You would not be so blind as to locate yourself among persons who would not be able to purchase your goods. So with nations with whom we trade.
On the coming of that tremendous storm which for eight years desolated our country, Mr. Jefferson hesitated not, halted not.
Parties are continually changing. The men of today give place to the men of tomorrow, and the idols which one set worship, the next destroy.
Nature governs man by no principle more fixed than that which leads him to pursue his interest.
I should be pleased to see all the nations on the earth prosperous and happy and rich, for it would furnish to me the best evidence of the prosperity of my native land.