I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves...
Morals were too essential to the happiness of man, to be risked on the uncertain...
There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.
When any one State in the American Union refuses obedience to the Confederation by which...
Power is not alluring to pure minds.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong...
All authority belongs to the people
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
Experience (has) long taught me the reasonableness of mutual sacrifices of opinion among those who...
I hope we shall take warning from the example of England and crush in its...
Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is...
One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending...
For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and...
To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing...
Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.