It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
And having looked to government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them. To avoid that evil, government will redouble the causes of it; and then it will become inveterate and incurable.
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.