Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations - entangling alliances with none.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
Source: First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
No instance exists of a person's writing two language perfectly. That will always appear to be his native language which was most familiar to him in his youth.
Is it the Fourth?
Source: Last Words
I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Source: 1800, Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush
Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God?
Source: Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
Source: Letter to W. S. Smith. 1787
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
Source: attributed to Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons I. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
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