A very prosperous people, flushed with great victories and successes, are seldom so pious, so humble, so just, or so provident as to perpetuate their happiness.
Though fanaticism drinks at many founts, its predisposing cause is mostly the subject of an invisible futurity.
The priesthood hath in all nations, and all religions, been held highly venerable.
Few consider how much we are indebted to government, because few can represent how wretched mankind would be without it.
What we employ in charitable uses during our lives is given away from ourselves; what we bequeath at our death is given from others only, as our nearest relations.
A just and wise magistrate is a blessing as extensive as the community to which he belongs; a blessing which includes all other blessings whatsoever that relate to this life.
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