He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Experience (has) long taught me the reasonableness of mutual sacrifices of opinion among those who...
I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more...
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms...
On the dogmas of religion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning...
Responsibility is a tremendous engine in a free government
I have often thought that nothing would do more extensive good at small expense than...
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
Common sense is the foundation of all authorities, of the laws themselves, and of their...
A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.
I consider ethics, as well as religion, as supplements to law in the government of...
Traveling makes a man wiser, but less happy.
Perfect happiness I believe was never intended by the deity to be the lot of...
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to...
Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right...
When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may...
We never repent of having eaten too little.