Born Friday 24 July 1750, died Tuesday 14 October 1817
Professions: Politician, Public Servant
It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active.
I have never yet heard of a murderer who was not afraid of a ghost.
In this administration, a place can be found for every bad man.
His smile is like the silver plate on a coffin.
Assassinate me you may; intimidate me you cannot.
The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance.
My dear doctor, I am surprised to hear you say that I am coughing very badly, as I have been practising all night.
When I can't talk sense, I talk metaphor.
Evil prospers when good men do nothing.