“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
“As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
“Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! It is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.
“Differences in political opinion are as unavoidable as, to a certain point, they may perhaps be necessary.
“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
“To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.
“To please everybody is impossible were I to undertake it, I should probably please nobody.
“Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
“The spice extends life. The spice expands consciousness.
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