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Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

    Topics: Friendship

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

    Topics: Friendship

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.

    Topics: Friendship, Adversity

Actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.

    Topics: Friendship, Examples

Providence has at all times been my only dependence, for all other resources seemed to have failed us.

    Topics: God, Providence

Providence has done, and I am persuaded is disposed to do, a great deal for us; but we are not to forget the fable of Jupiter and the countryman.

    Topics: God, Providence

It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to emplore His protection and favor.

    Topics: Government, God, Providence

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead tp political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great Pillars.

    Topics: Government, Morality, Patriotism

No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men, more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of Providential agency.

    Topics: Government, God

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.

    Topics: Government, Liberty

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

    Topics: Government

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

    Topics: Government, Patriotism

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