"Educate and inform the whole mass of
the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
"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."
"In matters of style swim with the current. In matters of principle stand like a rock."
"A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse or rest on inference."
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that his justice cannot sleep forever."