Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
Speech at the Charleston Bar Dinner, May 10, 1847. Vol. ii. p. 393.
Note 1. Mr. Webster says of Mr. Adams: On the day of his death, hearing the noise of bells and cannon, he asked the occasion. On being reminded that it was Independent Day, he replied, Independence forever.Works, vol. i. p. 150. Bancroft: History of the United States, vol. vii. p. 65. [back]
Note 2. We shall be strong to run the race, And climb the upper sky. Isaac Watts: Spiritual Hymns, xxiv. [back]
Note 3. He it was that first gave to the law the air of a science. He found it a skeleton, and clothed it with life, colour, and complexion: he embraced the old statue, and by his touch it grew into youth, health, and beauty.Barry Yelverton (Lord Avonmore): On Blackstone. [back]