Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
I sincerely believe… that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
I have done for my country, and for all mankind, all that I could do, and I now resign my soul, without fear, to my God – my daughter to my country.
Here was buried Thomas Jefferson Author of the Declaration of American Independence Of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom & Father of the University of Virginia.
Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.
As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.
Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor – over each other.
It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad.
The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that… it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.
One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.
One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.