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A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every gove...   Life
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.   Life
A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of ...   Life
A superintending power to maintain the Universe in its course and orde...   Life
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate t...   Life
All the world would be Christian if they were taught the pure Gospel o...   Life
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience ...   Life
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the wil...   Life
Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.   Life
An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing...   Life
An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.   Life
At last now you can be what the old cannot recall and the young long f...   Life
Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.   Life
Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations th...   Life
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine...   Friendship
Delay is preferable to error.   Life
Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of vi...   Life
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain o...   Life
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook be...   Life
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate...   Life
Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do   Life
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only s...   Life
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body an...   Life
Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat...   Life
Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks a...   Life
Every generation needs a new revolution.   Life
Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own k...   Life
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government th...   Life
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, ev...   Life
For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized...   Life
For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead...   Life
Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.   Life
Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and th...   Life
Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.   Life
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.   Life
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is fill...   Life
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.   Life
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.   Life
How much have cost us the evils that never happened!   Life
How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.   Life
I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines ...   Life
I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the s...   Life
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our libertie...   Life
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to anothe...   Life
I cannot live without books.   Life
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.   Life
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel mys...   Life
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.   Life
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office...   Politics
I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the worl...   Life
I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every fo...   Life
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the les...   Life
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corpo...   Life
I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but...   Life
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.   History
I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is alw...   Life
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the gover...   Life
I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous tha...   Life
I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier...   Life
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his jus...   Life
I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth ...   Life
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much lib...   Life
I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I ...   Life
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilizatio...   Life
If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherw...   Life
Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth...   Life
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty...   Life
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, s...   Life
In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural w...   Life
It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to...   Life
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or n...   Life
It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothi...   Life
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can sta...   Government
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.   Life
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A...   Life
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished with...   Life
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation whic...   Life
It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actuall...   Life
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as nece...   Life
Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual ...   Life
Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than ...   Life
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not consti...   Life
Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.   Life
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of d...   Life
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results fr...   Life
My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of ...   Life
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.   Life
Never spend your money before you have earned it.   Life
No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right...   Life
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.   Life
No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carr...   Life
No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and ...   Life
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving...   Life
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain a...   Life
One man with courage is a majority.   Life
Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you f...   Life
Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road i...   Life
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in whi...   Life
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish...   Peace
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling all...   Life
Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix wi...   Life
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there ...   Religion
Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.   Life
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within l...   Life
So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the governm...   Life
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of...   Life
Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.   Life
Taste cannot be controlled by law.   Life
That government is best which governs the least, because its people di...   Government
That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a pa...   Life
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.   Life
The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until...   Life
The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.   Life
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is th...   Life
The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who a...   Life
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who ar...   Life
The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead.   Life
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.   Life
The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.   Life
The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the gi...   Life
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as they a...   Life
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who r...   Life
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two wordswhen ...   Life
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to ske...   Life
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government ...   Life
The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first i...   Life
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occas...   Life
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and be...   Life
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood...   Life
The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of...   Life
The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reaso...   Life
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virt...   Life
There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.   Life
There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to...   Life
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liber...   Life
To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbe...   Life
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas w...   Life
To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and d...   Life
Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to so...   Life
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very...   Life
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and...   Life
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a f...   Life
We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of...   Life
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equa...   Life
We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by...   Life
We never repent of having eaten too little.   Life
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government witho...   Life
What an augmentation of the field for jobbing, speculating, plundering...   Life
When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public ...   Life
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one ...   Life
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we s...   Life
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.   Life
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins ...   Politics
Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their ...   Life
Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.   Life
Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.   Life