Thomas Jefferson said:A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.
Thomas Jefferson said:Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
Thomas Jefferson said: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.
Thomas Jefferson said:For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
Thomas Jefferson said:It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
Thomas Jefferson said:It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
Thomas Jefferson said:My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Thomas Jefferson said:The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.