Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations entangling alliances with none.
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A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses.
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
When you first have a baby your life doesn't change. I mean, you have a little less sleep and you drag these cuddly things around you and it's just amazing. But you still get to be you. Once they get to, like, five, six and school and it starts to get, like, 'Wow, they got real problems. They're my responsibility.' Oh my God. That is overwhelming.
My mother is an amazing woman. Not only did she manage the entire household, she noticed a gift in each of her kids and instilled confidence in all of us that that gift would take us wherever we wanted to go.
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Judgement of beauty can err, what with the wine and the dark.
There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
The great thing about the United States and the historically magnetic effect it has had on a lot of people like me is its generosity, to put it simply.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved.