Date of birth: 1732-02-22
Date of death: 1799-12-14
Quotes number: 58
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.
Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.