It is neither wealth nor splendor but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
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I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
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.
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.
A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
Steven Spielberg is unique. I feel that the kinds of movies he loves are the same kinds of movies that the big mass audience loves. He's very fortunate because he can do the things he naturally likes the best, and he's been very successful.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
I am not an accident neither will I cause an accident in your life. I was created to be a blessing and a joy to you.
The message of Passover remains as powerful as ever. Freedom is won not on the battlefield but in the classroom and the home. Teach your children the history of freedom if you want them never to lose it.
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
When my mother got home from work, she would take me to the movies. It was her way of getting out, and she would take me with her. I'd go home and act all the parts. It had a tremendous influence on my becoming an actor.
It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.
When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.