I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just that his justice cannot sleep forever.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
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When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
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.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
If God is just, I tremble for my country.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
A positive attitude is not going to save you. What it's going to do is, everyday, between now and the day you die, whether that's a short time from now or a long time from now, that every day, you're going to actually live.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Your secret labour is always your open flavour.
I was an OK boxer, I wasn't great, I was OK, but I loved the discipline of getting together every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, usually Saturday afternoons too, with a whole bunch of mates and training, very, very hard for about two-and-half hours.
For sure, the 'Obamania' that's fast taking hold reflects an incredible thirst for change in global politics and, dare I say, a wave of optimism that things can be different.
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
A man existence is punishment enough, he can feel lonely, sad and mad sometimes but what makes one a real man is what he stands to be now for the future.
Great hopes make great men.