It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes
I can never fear that things will go far wrong where common sense has fair...
We prefer war in all cases to tribute under any form and to any people...
Never spend your money before you have it.
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must...
Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
Power is not alluring to pure minds
I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad.
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of...
No nation is drunken where wine is cheap; and none sober, where the dearness of...
The basis of our government (is) is opinion of the people.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have
Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which...
I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to...
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that...
Either the Government must have the capacity to educate and reform the people or the...
Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the...