I sincerely congratulate you on the arrival of the mockingbird. Learn all the children to venerate it as a superior being in the form of a bird, or as a being which will haunt them if any harm is done to itself or its eggs.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
Contributed by: Zaady
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Source: Notes on Virginia
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms [of government] those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
Every honest man will suppose honest acts to flow from honest principles, and the rogues may rail without intermission.
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