Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
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I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just that his justice cannot sleep forever.
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.
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations entangling alliances with none.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.
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.
I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad.
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
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 foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
Who rises from a prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.
If one is going to change the definition of marriage to be, quote, 'same sex,' then there is absolutely no valid argument constitutionally or rhetorically you can make against multiple people getting married. These are radical social changes.
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
I don't need faith.
I just worry a lot. I'm a worrier. Michelle and Barack are really dear to me. I mean, I love them. And I don't want to see them get hurt. Just the nature of politics is hurtful. So every time they are hurt, I get hurt. It's a lot to ask of people, and it's a lot to see your friends go through. It's hard not to get emotional.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.