Politics, like religion, hold up torches of martyrdom to the reformers of error.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually...
Power is not alluring to pure minds
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for...
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can...
The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements
Difficulties indeed sometimes arise; but common sense and honest intentions will generally steer through them.
Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.
The two principles on which our conduct towards the Indians should be founded, are justice...
The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.
I cannot live without books.
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
In a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and...
If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their...
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have
A person is unlucky who falls on his back and breaks his nose
As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck...
Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of...