I hope we shall take warning from the example of England and crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our Government to trial, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
Religions are all alike -- founded upon fables and mythologies
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms...
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
Difficulties indeed sometimes arise; but common sense and honest intentions will generally steer through them.
It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
Conquest is not in our principles; it is inconsistent with our government
The moral sense, or conscience, is as much a part of man as his leg...
No nation is drunken where wine is cheap; and none sober, where the dearness of...
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can...
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace
I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or...
I never did, or countenanced, in public life, a single act inconsistent with the strictest...
Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.
Where a new invention promises to be useful, it ought to be tried
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall...
Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob
We love force and we care very little how it is exhibited