But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.
The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.
A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is...
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending...
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel...
In a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and...
The moral sense is the first excellence of well-organized man.
Money, not morality, is the principle of commerce and commercial nations.
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
Religions are all alike -- founded upon fables and mythologies
No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right...
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
Taste cannot be controlled by law
Whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace
I consider ethics, as well as religion, as supplements to law in the government of...
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by...
Power is not alluring to pure minds.
Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the...