"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise 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, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Thomas Jefferson on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Thomas Jefferson on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Thomas Jefferson on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Thomas Jefferson on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Thomas Jefferson on Abraham Lincoln
"In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty."
"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories."
"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself."
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."
"When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred."