"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy."
"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe."
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." Note: The entire quote reads: "No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms [within his own lands]" PROPOSED Virginia CONSTITUTION. FORD ED., ii, 27. (June, 1776.)
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
“To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical. "