Conquest is not in our principles; it is inconsistent with our government.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not...
I believe that justice is instinct and innate; the moral sense is as much a...
All authority belongs to the people
Equal rights for all, special privileges for none
Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by...
Where a new invention promises to be useful, it ought to be tried
Difficulties indeed sometimes arise; but common sense and honest intentions will generally steer through them.
No defender of slavery, I concede that it has its benevolent aspects in lifting the...
Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which...
The moral sense is the first excellence of well-organized man.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled...
Whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace
Common sense is the foundation of all authorities, of the laws themselves, and of their...
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from truth who believes nothing,...
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance, for it requires knowledge to perceive...