I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
Contributed by: Zaady
Were we directed from Washington when to sow, & when to reap, we should soon want bread.
It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.
This is the fourth?
Source: last words
It is not only vain, but wicked, in a legislator to frame laws in opposition to the laws of nature, and to arm them with the terrors of death. This is truly creating crimes in order to punish them.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
Source: to A. Stuart, 1791.
Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press and that cannot be limited without being lost.
Certainly one of the highest duties of the citizen is a scrupulous obedience to the laws of the nation. But it is not the highest duty.
Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.
The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.
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