The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one.
There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.