Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that…
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that...
Common sense is the foundation of all authorities, of the laws themselves, and of their...
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more...
Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the...
One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.
Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
We did not raise armies for glory or for conquest.
Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the...
The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest
Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that...
It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of...
Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is...
Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms...
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.