Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.
Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and to talk by the hour
Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health.
Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.
Most virtues when carried beyond certain bonds degenerate into vices.
Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.
I think we are a more dangerous team with what we can do this season,
Agriculture, manufactures, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are then most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise. Protection from casual embarrassments, however, may sometimes be seasonably interposed.
If we could believe that he [Jesus] really countenanced the follies, the falsehoods, and the charlatanism which his biographers [Gospels] father on him, and admit the misconstructions, interpolations, and theorizations of the fathers of the...
No man will ever bring out of the presidency the reputation which carries him into it
I have not observed men’s honesty to increase with their riches.
On the dogmas of religion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves...