It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
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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.
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.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.
For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
He who knows best knows how little he knows.
I remember watching the Grammys and looking at the performances and crying to my mom, saying how much I wanted to be there.
Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
The first holy truth in God 101 is that men and women of true faith have always had to accept the mystery of God's identity and love and ways. I hate that, but it's the truth.
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Speaking of Twitter, I don't even know if I composed a blog entry in 2009, as I was too busy parceling my every thought into cute 140-character sound bites. I used to only worry about being pithy for a living now some of my best lines are wasted on a free app!
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
Grub first, then ethics.
My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.