Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I...
The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding,...
Our principles are founded on the immovable basis of equal right and reason.
History has informed us that bodies of men as well as individuals are susceptible of...
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the...
A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is...
The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies.
Above all things, and at all times, practice yourself in good humor.
The best principles of our republic secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of...
The merchant has no country
I have great hope that some patriotic spirit will, at a favorable moment, call (up...
Taxes should be continued by annual or biennial reenactments; because a constant hold by the...
I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my...
Never spend your money before you have it.
Where a new invention promises to be useful, it ought to be tried
Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but...
That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.
The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.