I have no ambition to govern men it is a painful and thankless office.
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Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations entangling alliances with none.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
I have more freedom when I write fiction, but my memoirs have had a much stronger impact on my readers. Somehow the 'message,' even if I am not even aware that there is one, is conveyed better in this form.
Religion always remains higher than everyday life. In order to make the elevation towards religion easier for people, religion must be able to alter its forms in relation to the consciousness of modern man.
I love making movies and hope to write my own screenplay someday and do some producing and be behind-the-scenes as well.
At the end of the day, sleep is a barometer of your emotional health. And so if you're not in the right place where you need to be, then you're going to have voices keeping you up at night because you have to work through those issues.
Some of the companies we helped start are names you know. An office supply company called Staples - where I'm pleased to see the Obama campaign has been shopping The Sports Authority, which became a favorite of my sons. We started an early childhood learning center called Bright Horizons that First Lady Michelle Obama rightly praised.
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
Imagine someone holding forth on biology whose only knowledge of the subject is 'The Book of British Birds,' and you have a rough idea of what it feels like to read Richard Dawkins on theology.
Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.
Back in the East you can't do much without the right papers, but with the right papers you can do anything The believe in papers. Papers are power.