"But let us remember, at the same time, government is sacred, and not to be trifled with."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Jonathan Mayhew on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Jonathan Mayhew on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Jonathan Mayhew on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Jonathan Mayhew on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Jonathan Mayhew on Thomas Paine
"I now add, farther, that the apostle's argument is so far from proving it to be the duty of people to obey, and submit to, such rulers as act in contradiction to the public good, and so to the design of their office, that it proves the direct contrary."
"It is our happiness to live under the government of a PRINCE who is satisfied with ruling according to law as every other good prince will - We enjoy under his administration all the liberty that is proper and expedient for us."
"There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism."