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
My affections were first for my own country, then, generally, for all mankind
We have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him, nor safely...
Morals were too essential to the happiness of man, to be risked on the uncertain...
My principle is to do whatever is right, and leave the consequences to Him who...
Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
Living is something everyone can do, but few actually experience
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.
History has informed us that bodies of men as well as individuals are susceptible of...
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more...
One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.
The freedom of the press is on of the great bulwarks of liberty, and can...
Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.
The only orthodox object of the institution of government is to secure the greatest degree...
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
My views and feelings are in favor of the abolition of war--and I hope it...
I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad.
Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.
Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.