All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws…
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Civil Rights Quotes
What has been the effect of religious coercion? To make half the world fools, and...
Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and...
Honesty, disinterestedness and good nature are indispensable to procure the esteem and confidence of those...
Taste cannot be controlled by law.
Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple, applying all the possible savings of...
France has sincerely wished peace, and their seducers have wished war, as well for the...
Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.
Under the law of nature, all men are born free, every one comes into the...
Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.
I have but one system of ethics for men and for nations - to be...
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Difficulties indeed sometimes arise; but common sense and honest intentions will generally steer through them.
Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road...
Those who sacrifice freedom for safety deserve neither.
There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your...
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing...
Life isn't stable. Stability is unnatural. The only stable society is the police state. You...