All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.
The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure.
As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
What worries you, masters you.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.
It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean.
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
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