Quotes

11 November 2014
The internal effects of a mutable policy ... poisons the blessings of liberty itself.
11 November 2014
The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted.
11 November 2014
Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes.
11 November 2014
Learned institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.
11 November 2014
Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents meriting an education which his parents cannot afford, he should be carried forward at the public expense.
11 November 2014
A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy.
11 November 2014
What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support?
11 November 2014
It is certain that every class is interested in [educational] establishments which give to the human mind its highest improvements, and to every Country its truest and most durable celebrity.
11 November 2014
In republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.
11 November 2014
The essence of government is power, and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.

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