I never did, or countenanced, in public life, a single act inconsistent with the strictest good faith; having never believed there was one code of morality for a public, and another for a private man
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government....
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers...
No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no...
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must...
Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes...
Tranquility is the old mans milk
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my...
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to...
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand...
Above all things, and at all times, practice yourself in good humor.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they...
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it...
Be polite to all, but intimate with few.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.
Wisdom is a comb given to a man once he is bald.