'The government is not reason, it is not eloquence- it is a force! Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.'
'I flung forward the flag of the country, sure that the people would press onward and defend.'- War of 1812
'Science is my passion, politics my duty.'
'Let the human mind loose. It must be loosed. It will be loose. Superstition and despotism cannot confine it.'
'The scared rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.'
'Our constitution is in actual operation. Everything appears to promise that it will last. But in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.'