I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labour of the industrious.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from truth who believes nothing,...
Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.
Never spend your money before you have earned it.
My views and feelings are in favor of the abolition of war--and I hope it...
When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.
Truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper...
I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale...
I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad.
Every people may establish what form of government they please, and change it as they...
The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the...
The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for...
One insult pocketed soon produces another
That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.
Religions are all alike -- founded upon fables and mythologies
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has...
The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.
The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave
There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.
The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves...
Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.