Perfect happiness, I believe, was never intended by the Deity to be the lot of one of his creatures in this world; but that he has very much put in our power the nearness of our approaches to it is what I have steadfastly believed.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
Contributed by: Zaady
The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best.
The best hemp and the best tobacco grow on the same kind of soil. The former article is of the first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country. The latter, never useful.
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
Source: ca. 1800
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern.
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
Source: Declaration of Independence, 1776
No government can be maintained without the principle of fear as well as of duty. Good men will obey the last, but bad ones the former only.
That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.
Those who bear equally the burdens of government should equally participate in the benefits.
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