There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the...
Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes...
I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason...
He is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause...
The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and...
There is...an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents.... The...
The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its...
I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by...
I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to...
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers...
Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burned,...
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power...
I do not agree that an age of pleasure is no compensation for a moment...
A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of...
On the dogmas of religion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning...
I find as I grow older that I love those most whom I loved first.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.