Tag Archive | "Thomas Jefferson"

My views and

My views and feelings (are) in favor of the abolition of war–and I hope it is practicable, by improving the mind and morals of society, to lessen the disposition to war; but of its abolition I despair.

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The tree of

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

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Reason and free

Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error.

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The price of

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

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The happiest moments

The happiest moments of my life have a been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.

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The man who

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

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It is error

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

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That government is

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.

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Delay is preferable

Delay is preferable to error.

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When angry, count

When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.

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