To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.
He who knows best knows how little he knows.
Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by...
I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true...
One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may...
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
Power is not alluring to pure minds.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must...
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
My principle is to do whatever is right, and leave the consequences to Him who...
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not...
Tranquility is the old man's milk
I live for books.
In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and...
I have ever deemed it more honorable and more profitable, too, to set a good...
A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.
I learned from the example of my father that the manner in which one endures...