"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Thomas Jefferson on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Thomas Jefferson on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Thomas Jefferson on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Thomas Jefferson on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Thomas Jefferson on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."