Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes
Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy...
I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
The evidence of the natural rights of expatriation, like that of our right to life,...
The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves...
An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance...
Conquest is not in our principles; it is inconsistent with our government
The danger is that the cruel arts of their oppressors have enchained their minds, have...
The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead.
I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may...
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a...
No nation is drunken where wine is cheap; and none sober, where the dearness of...
Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and...
The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous...
Politics, like religion, hold up torches of martyrdom to the reformers of error.
The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.
The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.