"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Thomas Jefferson on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Thomas Jefferson on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Thomas Jefferson on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Thomas Jefferson on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."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."