History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
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I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.
One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.
Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations entangling alliances with none.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.
Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.
I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.
Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
I'm working on bringing the instant film camera back as part of the future.
Success is not to be pursued it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Movies are my religion and God is my patron. I'm lucky enough to be in the position where I don't make movies to pay for my pool. When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me like I would die for it.
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.