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American 3rd US President (1801-09). Author of the Declaration of Independence. 1762-1826
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Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
Force
France has sincerely wished peace, and their seducers have wished war, as well for the loaves and fishes which arise out of war expenses, as for the chance of changing the Constitution
PeaceWar
France is every man's second country
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Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of person under the protection of the habeas corpus; and trial by juries impartially selected, - these principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us
Freedom
Freedom of the person under the protection of habeas corpus. I deem one of the essential principles of our government.
Freedom
Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
Friendship
From time to time,
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Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.
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Gaming corrupts our disposition and teaches us a habit of hostility against all mankind
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God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?
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Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility
Humor
Governments (derive) their just powers from the consent of the governed
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Governments are republican only in proportion as they employ the will of the people and execute it
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Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.
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Had the doctrines of Jesus been preached always as pure as they came from his lips, the whole civilized world would now have been Christians.
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Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
Happiness
He is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad
Happiness
He is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong
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He who knows best knows how little he knows
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He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors
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