It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes
If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise...
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Be polite to all, but intimate with few.
Self-interest, or rather self-love, or egoism, has been more plausibly substituted as the basis of...
It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than...
We have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him, nor safely...
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice...
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.
The States should be left to do whatever acts they can do as well as...
It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
I have great confidence in the common sense of mankind in general.
I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by...
Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a...
An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.
Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.