I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
Politics, like religion, hold up torches of martyrdom to the reformers of error.
I never did, or countenanced, in public life, a single act inconsistent with the strictest...
Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with...
A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of...
Health is the requisite after morality
Motherhood is the keystone of the arch of matrimonial happiness
No man will ever bring out of the presidency the reputation which carries him into...
Taste cannot be controlled by law.
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms.
If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the...
Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as...
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending...
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of...
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the...
Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from truth who believes nothing,...
He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.
Ignorance, if not bliss, often saves a good deal of time