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
Religions are all alike -- founded upon fables and mythologies
The most valuable of all talents is never using two words when one will do.
France has sincerely wished peace, and their seducers have wished war, as well for the...
When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.
Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the...
Difficulties indeed sometimes arise; but common sense and honest intentions will generally steer through them.
Freedom of the person under the protection of habeas corpus. I deem one of the...
Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
I live for books.
A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may...
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one...
I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by...
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook...
History has informed us that bodies of men as well as individuals are susceptible of...
The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand...
Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise...
The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people.
Freedom is never given, it is won.
Religion is the metaphysics of the masses