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.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
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Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
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Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.