History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
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Thomas Jefferson Quotes
Never spend your money before you have earned it.
If God is just, I tremble for my country.
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.
One man with courage is a majority.
There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
My health is very good.
It's impossible, I think, however much I'd become disillusioned politically or evolve into a post-political person, I don't think I'd ever change my view that socialism is the best political moment humans have ever come up with.
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
I spent my whole life in the private sector, 25 years in the private sector. I understand that when government takes more money out of the hands of people, it makes it more difficult for them to buy things. If they can't buy things, the economy doesn't grow. If the economy doesn't grow, we don't put Americans to work.
Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.
The President has not created any Ford constituency, unique from that of any Republican President. The one exception to this is that he does show unique strength with young voters for a Republican.
Let's just do what is right for the American people. And those of us who are involved in politics and government know that our responsibility is to the American people, that we have a responsibility to find our common ground, to seek it and to find it.
If a person hurts you or behaves with you in a hostile manner, Think first what did you do to make him act that way.
My body can't put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore - my body is just not on the table that way anymore.