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
Let those flatter who fear; it is not an American art
I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the...
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I...
Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.
We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will...
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government.
I find as I grow older that I love those most whom I loved first.
To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and...
It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of...
The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its...
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise...
Your own reason is the only oracle given you by heaven, and you are answerable...
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may...
Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves...
We did not raise armies for glory or for conquest.
The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.