The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health...
I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is...
Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.
Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and...
He is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice...
Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from truth who believes nothing,...
Politics, like religion, hold up torches of martyrdom to the reformers of error.
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise...
There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.
The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves...
The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the...
The declaration that our People are hostile to a government made by themselves, for themselves,...
We are endeavoring, too, to reduce the government to the practice of a rigorous economy,...