I have ever deemed it more honorable and more profitable, too, to set a good example than to follow a bad one.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
Every generation needs a new revolution.
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending...
If God is just, I tremble for my country.
Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that...
To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and...
The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of...
My affections were first for my own country, then, generally, for all mankind
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read
Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government.
I like the power given the Legislature to levy taxes, and for that reason solely...
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his...
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance...
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
The government is becoming the family of last resort.
I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal.
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of...