For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
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I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. 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 blindfolded fear.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
As it is more blessed to give than receive, so it must be more blessed to receive than to give back.
I suppose your security is your success and your key to success is your fine palate.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
When I was playing before I retired, I never really understood the appreciation and the respect that people gave me. People had treated me like a god or something, and that was very embarrassing.
We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
I love Christmas, not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.