To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained.
The word philosophy sounds high-minded, but it simply means the love of wisdom. If you love something, you don’t just read about it you hug it, you mess with it, you play with it, you argue with it.
God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.