Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.