Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
A man of words and not of deeds, is like a garden full of weeds.
I have perused your piece, and find it to be scurrilous and defamatory. To determine whether I should publish it or not, I went home in the evening, purchased a two penny loaf at the baker’s, and with water from the pump made my supper; I then wrapped myself up in my great coat, and laid down on the floor and slept till morning, when, on another loaf and a mug of water, I made my breakfast. From this regimen I feel no inconvenience whatever. Finding I can live in this manner, I have formed a determination never to prostitute my press to the purposes of corruption, and abuse of this kind, for the sake of gaining a more comfortable susistence.