The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves...
Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from truth who believes nothing,...
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of...
A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise...
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest
Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility
I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living...
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is...
The juries are our judges of all fact, and of law when they choose it.
Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal...
What is true of every member of the society, individually, is true of them all...
For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and...
No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity
Ignorance, if not bliss, often saves a good deal of time
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.