To expect a nation to be ignorant and free is to expect something which never has been, and never can be.
To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.
A superintending power to maintain the Universe in its course and order.
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
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