Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
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We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honour.
Source: Declaration of Independence.
Be polite to all, but intimate with few.
If the children are untaught, their ignorance and vices will in future life cost us much dearer in their consequences than it would have done in their correction by a good education.
Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons IV. Never buy what you do not want . . . because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.
Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons V. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.
Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons VI. We never repent of having eaten too little.
Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons VII. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations - entangling alliances with none.
Source: First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801
I believe that justice is instinct and innate, the moral sense is as much a part of our constitution as the threat of feeling, seeing and hearing.
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