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John Randolph
1773 - 1833

American congressman and senator from Virginia for most of 1799 - 1833, U.S. Minister to Russia


... time misspent and faculties mis-employed, and senses jaded by labor, or impaired by excess, cannot be recalled any more than that freshness of the heart, before it has become aware of the deceits of others, and of its own.

from a letter published in Collected Letters of John Randolph of Roanoke to Dr. John Brockenbrough: 1812-1833