It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from…
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or...
Taxes should be continued by annual or biennial reenactments; because a constant hold by the...
There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.
Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a...
The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.
How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
I have ever deemed it more honorable and more profitable, too, to set a good...
A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on...
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
The merchant has no country
The two principles on which our conduct towards the Indians should be founded, are justice...
Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is...
I find as I grow older that I love those most whom I loved first.
The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a...
An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.