When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe .
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.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
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.
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.