Let those flatter who fear; it is not an American art
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
No nation is drunken where wine is cheap; and none sober, where the dearness of...
No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no...
When any one State in the American Union refuses obedience to the Confederation by which...
The basis of our government (is) is opinion of the people.
No defender of slavery, I concede that it has its benevolent aspects in lifting the...
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government....
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the...
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
One man with courage is a majority.
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power...
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits...
No government can continue good but under the control of the people.
Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.
We are endeavoring, too, to reduce the government to the practice of a rigorous economy,...
Power is not alluring to pure minds.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it...
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.