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
Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends life, liberty, and the pursuit...
The second office of this government is honorable and easy, the first is but a...
Religions are all alike -- founded upon fables and mythologies
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
Be polite to all, but intimate with few.
The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the...
A republican government is slow to move, yet when once in motion, its momentum becomes...
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause...
Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility.
The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand...
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less...
Delay is preferable to error.
Never spend your money before you have earned it.
Self-interest, or rather self-love, or egoism, has been more plausibly substituted as the basis of...
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living...
Every country has the government it deserves.
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts...