Your own reason is the only oracle given you by heaven, and you are answerable for, not the rightness, but the uprightness of the decision
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by...
How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.
Politics, like religion, hold up torches of martyrdom to the reformers of error.
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms...
Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the...
Taxes should be continued by annual or biennial reenactments; because a constant hold by the...
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more...
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and...
I live for books.
Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.
My principle is to do whatever is right, and leave the consequences to Him who...
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I...
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of...
I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or...