The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
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My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
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.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
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.
The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money.
I approach love differently now that I know it's hard for it to work out.
If we try to give smile to others, unknowingly it comes back to our face.
It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Sociophobia kills someone's confidence, there are a lot of fear apart from sociophobia that kills someone's personality.
The connection between dress and war is not far to seek your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.
Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
Humanity has experienced many revolutionary changes over the course of history: revolutions in agriculture, in science, industrial production, as well as numerous political revolutions. But these have all been limited to the external aspects of our individual and collective lives.
Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.