I like the power given the Legislature to levy taxes, and for that reason solely approve of the greater house being chosen by the people directly
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits...
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government....
The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a...
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his...
Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
The merchant has no country
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government.
Motherhood is the keystone of the arch of matrimonial happiness
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion....
Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.
Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be...
If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their...
Our principles are founded on the immovable basis of equal right and reason.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they...
I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true...
When I was very young and the urge to be someplace was on me, I...
In an age in which the media broadcast countless pieces of foolishness, the educated man...
He had a mind so fine that no idea could violate it.