I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Where a new invention promises to be useful, it ought to be tried
The second office of this government is honorable and easy, the first is but a...
A republican government is slow to move, yet when once in motion, its momentum becomes...
I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living...
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of...
I live for books.
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.
Nobody can acquire honor by doing what is wrong
I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more...
The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing...
If the obstacles of bigotry and priestcraft can be surmounted, we may hope that common...
I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale...
A single good government is a blessing to the whole earth.
The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves...
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
I consider ethics, as well as religion, as supplements to law in the government of...
From each as they choose, to each as they are chosen.
Integrity has no need of rules.