I have no ambition to govern men it is a painful and thankless office.
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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 blind-folded fear.
I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
No government ought to be without censors and where the press is free no one ever will.
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.
In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
The long time to come when I shall not exist has more effect on me than this short present time, which nevertheless seems endless.
If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age.
There is probably a perverse pride in my administration... that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion.
Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution.
A good leader is one who can tell another how to reach his or her potential a great leader is one who can help another discover this potential for him or herself.
In an ecology of love, people can relate in trust and face the future without fear. They do not need to play it safe. They can take uncertainty in their stride.
You have to have courage to be obedient to God.
What is faith? If you believe something because you have evidence for it, or rational argument, that is not faith. So faith seems to be believing something despite the absence of evidence or rational argument for it.
Propaganda in the ordinary sense of the term plays a less important part in a consumer society, where people greet all official pronouncements with suspicion.
There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.