Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.
I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more...
I have great confidence in the common sense of mankind in general.
Above all things, and at all times, practice yourself in good humor.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less...
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A...
Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
When any one State in the American Union refuses obedience to the Confederation by which...
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and...
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he...
No government can continue good but under the control of the people.
It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of...
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...
Self-interest, or rather self-love, or egoism, has been more plausibly substituted as the basis of...
A heart needs only its own voice to do what is right.
Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom;...