Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes
The merchant has no country
No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity
The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for...
Honesty, disinterestedness and good nature are indispensable to procure the esteem and confidence of those...
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
My views and feelings are in favor of the abolition of war--and I hope it...
Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.
I hope we shall take warning from the example of England and crush in its...
To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by...
My affections were first for my own country, then, generally, for all mankind
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain...
But friendship is precious, not only in shade, but in the sunshine of life; and...
I cannot live without books.
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
The press is the best instrument for enlightening the mind of man, and improving him...
Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
Where a new invention promises to be useful, it ought to be tried
These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw...
Let's drive not just breakthroughs in new products, but new ways to give more and...