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.
The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.
Of all exercises walking is the best.
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