“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. ”
“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy”
“Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.”
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.”
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”