Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
Give me liberty or give me death.
The great object is that every man be armed.