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American 3rd US President (1801-09). Author of the Declaration of Independence. 1762-1826
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He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.
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He who receives ideas from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine receives light without darkening me
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Health is the requisite after morality
Health
Health is worth more than learning.
Health
History has informed us that bodies of men as well as individuals are susceptible of the spirit of tyranny
History
History, by apprising (men) of the past, will enable them to judge of the future, it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations
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History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
History
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
HonestyWisdom
Honesty, disinterestedness and good nature are indispensable to procure the esteem and confidence of those with whom we live, and on whose esteem our happiness depends.
Confidence
Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us
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How much have cost us the evils that never happened!
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How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened
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How much pain worries have cost us that have never happened?
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How necessary was the care of the Creator in making the moral principle so much a part of our constitution as that no errors reasoning or of speculation might lead us astray from its observance in practice.
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I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
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I agree with you that it is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities, which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country.
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I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our creator.
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I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us.
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I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by the history of the past
History
I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple, applying all the possible savings of the public revenue to the discharge of the national debt; and not for a multiplication of officers and salaries merely to make partisans, and for increasing, by
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