Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of...
My principle is to do whatever is right, and leave the consequences to Him who...
We never repent of having eaten too little.
Whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace
The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity...
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
I do not agree that an age of pleasure is no compensation for a moment...
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang...
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
Where a new invention promises to be useful, it ought to be tried
To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by...
Power is not alluring to pure minds.
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us....