Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes
Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.
I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more...
Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
I can not live with out books.
I do not agree that an age of pleasure is no compensation for a moment...
Religions are all alike -- founded upon fables and mythologies
Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road...
A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not...
The Creator would indeed have been a bungling artist had he intended man for a...
No government can continue good but under the control of the people.
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of...
Traveling makes a man wiser, but less happy.
Experience (has) long taught me the reasonableness of mutual sacrifices of opinion among those who...
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
Let those flatter who fear; it is not an American art
What is true of every member of the society, individually, is true of them all...
I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is...
The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible...
If government were a product, selling it would be illegal.