Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong...
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the...
The people are the only censors of their governors, and even their errors will tend...
If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the...
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers,...
The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish...
That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.
Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road...
Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.
I have great confidence in the common sense of mankind in general.
How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but...
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out...
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is...
There is no slavery but ignorance.
A tyrant is most tyrant to himself