No man will ever bring out of the presidency the reputation which carries him into it
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Responsibility is a tremendous engine in a free government.
Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility.
No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no...
It is not by consolidation, or concentration of powers, but by their distribution, that good...
To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends.
I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad.
Whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace
Among the most inestimable of our blessings, also, is that.. of liberty to worship our...
Nobody can acquire honor by doing what is wrong
A single good government is a blessing to the whole earth.
There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.
The most valuable of all talents is never using two words when one will do.
Your own reason is the only oracle given you by heaven, and you are answerable...
As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show...
Men are disposed to live honestly, if the means of doing so are open to...
Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from truth who believes nothing,...
Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
France has sincerely wished peace, and their seducers have wished war, as well for the...
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
As peace is the end of war, it is the end, likewise, of preparations for...
Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going...