The people are the only censors of their governors, and even their errors will tend to keep these to the true principles of their institution
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...
The evidence of the natural rights of expatriation, like that of our right to life,...
Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.
In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and...
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
Taste cannot be controlled by law
Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a...
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing...
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read
I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
Our principles are founded on the immovable basis of equal right and reason.
When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.
Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends life, liberty, and the pursuit...
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which...
Honesty, disinterestedness and good nature are indispensable to procure the esteem and confidence of those...
Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the...
The only orthodox object of the institution of government is to secure the greatest degree...
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us....
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.