The two principles on which our conduct towards the Indians should be founded, are justice and fear. After the injuries we have done them, they cannot love us.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is...
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
Tranquility is the old mans milk
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will...
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it...
Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant....
Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
I can never fear that things will go far wrong where common sense has fair...
No nation is drunken where wine is cheap; and none sober, where the dearness of...
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
Responsibility is a tremendous engine in a free government
It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must...
Above all things, and at all times, practice yourself in good humor.
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one...
But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain -...
Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and...