Common sense is the foundation of all authorities, of the laws themselves, and of their construction.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Common Sense Quotes
Be polite to all, but intimate with few.
Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.
We are endeavoring, too, to reduce the government to the practice of a rigorous economy,...
Whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace
We prefer war in all cases to tribute under any form and to any people...
The most valuable of all talents is never using two words when one will do.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must...
If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise...
Where a new invention promises to be useful, it ought to be tried
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as they are injurious to...
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for...
A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is...
Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a...
The second office of this government is honorable and easy, the first is but a...
Protocol is etiquette with a government expense account.
National leaders who find themselves wilting under the withering criticisms by members of the media,...