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American 3rd US President (1801-09). Author of the Declaration of Independence. 1762-1826
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Certainly one of the highest duties of the citizen is a scrupulous obedience to the laws of the nation. But it is not the highest duty.
Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man
Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law
Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
Common sense is the foundation of all authorities, of the laws themselves, and of their construction.
Common sense
Conquest is not in our principles; it is inconsistent with our government
Conscience is the only clue that will eternally guide a man clear of all doubts and inconsistencies
Defamation is becoming a necessity of life; inasmuch as a dish of tea in the morning or evening cannot be digested without this stimulant
Defensively we broke down numerous times. You can't play a team like that - a playoff-contending team - and expect to give up those kinds of goals. I'm not going to blame any one person. We didn't play well defensively.
Delay is preferable to error.
Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.
Difficulties indeed sometimes arise; but common sense and honest intentions will generally steer through them.
Common sense
Do not be too severe upon the errors of the people, but reclaim them by enlightening them
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
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