Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death!
I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.