I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the Government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more meager.
Une république n’est point fondée sur la vertu ; elle l’est sur l’ambition de chaque citoyen, qui contient l’ambition des autres. (A republic is founded, not on virtue, but on the ambition of every citizen to restrain the ambition of other citizens.)