Equal laws protecting equal rights…the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.
Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties or his possessions.
All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree
No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.
As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.
Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty as well as by the abuses of power.
No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity.