The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion....
A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may...
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms...
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity...
I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to...
If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in...
Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without...
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Men of quality are not threatened by women of equality
Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but...
Above all things, and at all times, practice yourself in good humor.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have
The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a...
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared...