I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead.
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with...
No one can be reasonable and angry at the same time
Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that...
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to...
Motherhood is the keystone of the arch of matrimonial happiness
On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a...
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or...
Conquest is not in our principles; it is inconsistent with our government
Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.
Victory and defeat are each of the same price.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad.
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
Your own reason is the only oracle given you by heaven, and you are answerable...
Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the...
No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity
The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds
Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard
The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What...