France has sincerely wished peace, and their seducers have wished war, as well for the loaves and fishes which arise out of war expenses, as for the chance of changing the Constitution
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Conquest is not in our principles; it is inconsistent with our government.
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I...
One insult pocketed soon produces another
On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a...
If government have a right of demanding ad libitum and of taxing us themselves to...
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life;...
Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and...
I live for books.
Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans,...
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may...
Among the most inestimable of our blessings, also, is that.. of liberty to worship our...
No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another,...
Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is...
No government can continue good but under the control of the people.
Responsibility is a tremendous engine in a free government
Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
Be polite to all, but intimate with few.