We are endeavoring, too, to reduce the government to the practice of a rigorous economy, to avoid burdening the people, and arming the magistrate with patronage of money, which might be used to corrupt and undermine the principles of our…
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried him into...
Responsibility is a tremendous engine in a free government
Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by...
One man with courage is a majority.
The wise know too well their weakness to assume infallibility; and he who knows most,...
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a...
Victory and defeat are each of the same price.
The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand...
Religions are all alike -- founded upon fables and mythologies
No defender of slavery, I concede that it has its benevolent aspects in lifting the...
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
Taste cannot be controlled by law.
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow...
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have
Those who sacrifice freedom for safety deserve neither.
We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will...
No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right...
Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.