Is it less dishonest to do what is wrong because it is not expressly prohibited by written law? Let us hope our moral principles are not yet in that stage of degeneracy.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
If the obstacles of bigotry and priestcraft can be surmounted, we may hope that common...
Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms...
The wise know too well their weakness to assume infallibility; and he who knows most,...
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one...
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
Freedom of the person under the protection of habeas corpus. I deem one of the...
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its...
But friendship is precious, not only in shade, but in the sunshine of life; and...
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing...
Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility.
Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility
The second office of this government is honorable and easy, the first is but a...
Here is one optimist's reason for believing unity will prevail ... within the next hundred...
Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure -...
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.