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It is better to be alone than in bad company.
We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.


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"War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will." Make picture quote!
"The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure." Make picture quote!
"Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another." Make picture quote!
"Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all." Make picture quote!
"Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty." Make picture quote!
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her." Make picture quote!
"Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe." Make picture quote!
"The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government." Make picture quote!
"The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government." Make picture quote!
"The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon." Make picture quote!
"My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein." Make picture quote!
"The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it." Make picture quote!
"The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments." Make picture quote!
"The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves." Make picture quote!
"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good." Make picture quote!
"There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard." Make picture quote!
"True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation." Make picture quote!
"When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen." Make picture quote!
"Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble." Make picture quote!
"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light." Make picture quote!
"My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth." Make picture quote!
"To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace." Make picture quote!
"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one." Make picture quote!
"Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government." Make picture quote!
"I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery." Make picture quote!
"I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country." Make picture quote!
"I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man." Make picture quote!
"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected." Make picture quote!
"I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent." Make picture quote!
"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." Make picture quote!
"Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it." Make picture quote!
"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." Make picture quote!
"Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse." Make picture quote!
"Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive." Make picture quote!
"If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War." Make picture quote!
"Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God." Make picture quote!
"It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." Make picture quote!
"Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals." Make picture quote!
"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience." Make picture quote!
"It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it." Make picture quote!
"It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it." Make picture quote!
"Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." Make picture quote!
"Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation." Make picture quote!
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." Make picture quote!
"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence." Make picture quote!
"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." Make picture quote!
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." Make picture quote!
"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness." Make picture quote!
"A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends." Make picture quote!
"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all." Make picture quote!
"As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality." Make picture quote!
"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company." Make picture quote!
"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those be well-tried before you give them your confidence." Make picture quote!
"It is much easier at all times to prevent an evil than to rectify mistakes." Make picture quote!
"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience" Make picture quote!
"'Tis better to be alone than in bad company.'" Make picture quote!
"To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country." Make picture quote!
"True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation." Make picture quote!
"We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in" Make picture quote!




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