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Sentencje w bazie gavagai:

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

Thomas Jefferson.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Thomas Jefferson.

Cena wolności to bezustanne czuwanie.

Thomas Jefferson.

No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it.

Thomas Jefferson.

Information is the currency of democracy.

Thomas Jefferson.

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson.

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson.

Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.

Thomas Jefferson.

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

Thomas Jefferson.

Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual." --;

Thomas Jefferson.

Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.

Thomas Jefferson.

No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms...

Thomas Jefferson.

Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.

Thomas Jefferson.

Free government is founded in jealousy, not confidence. It is jealousy and not confidence which prescribes limited constitutions, to bind those we are obliged to trust with power.... In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in men, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.

Thomas Jefferson.

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free ... it expects what never was and never will be.

Thomas Jefferson.

The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.

Thomas Jefferson.

The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.

Thomas Jefferson.

[Oppose] with manly firmness [any] invasions on the rights of the people.

Thomas Jefferson.

I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.

Thomas Jefferson.

This page will NOT be up forever. Please feel free to make yourself some backup copies of it. "I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

Thomas Jefferson.

A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on Earth... and what no just government should refuse.

Thomas Jefferson.

No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.

Thomas Jefferson.

I have a right to nothing which another has a right to take away.

Thomas Jefferson.

To take from one because it is thought that his own industry and that of his father's has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association --the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.

Thomas Jefferson.

The true foundation of republican government is the equal right of every citizen in his person and property and in their management.

Thomas Jefferson.

[If government have] a right of demanding ad libitum and of taxing us themselves to the full amount of their demand if we do not comply with it, [this would leave] us without anything we can call property.

Thomas Jefferson.

The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society.

Thomas Jefferson.

Bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

Thomas Jefferson.

It is to secure our rights that we resort to government at all.

Thomas Jefferson.

I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.

Thomas Jefferson.

It is strangely absurd to suppose that a million human beings collected together are not under the same moral laws which bind them separately.

Thomas Jefferson.

[Montesquieu wrote in Spirit of the Laws, VIII,c.12:] 'When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.'

Thomas Jefferson.

If once [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.

Thomas Jefferson.

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.

Thomas Jefferson.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. ... God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion; what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.

Thomas Jefferson.

In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson.

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.

Thomas Jefferson.

In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to Liberty.

Thomas Jefferson.

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, we shall become as corrupt as in Europe, and go to eating one another as they do there.

Thomas Jefferson.

Most bad government comes from too much government

Thomas Jefferson.

Fix reason firmly in her seat and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion

Thomas Jefferson.

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Thomas Jefferson.

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson.

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

Thomas Jefferson.

For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate error so long as reason is free to combat it.

Thomas Jefferson.

Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.

Thomas Jefferson.

Zaiste, drżę o swój kraj, gdy pomyślę, że bóg jest sprawiedliwy.

Thomas Jefferson.

May I never get too busy in my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness and compassion.

Thomas Jefferson.

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook.

Thomas Jefferson.

Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.

Thomas Jefferson.

A difference of opinion is not a difference of principle

Thomas Jefferson.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants

Thomas Jefferson.

A little rebellion now and then is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government

Thomas Jefferson.

No man will carry out of the presidency the reputation which carried him into it.

Thomas Jefferson.

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.

Thomas Jefferson.

I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes indeed sometimes fail, but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy.

Thomas Jefferson.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants

Thomas Jefferson.

The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.

Thomas Jefferson.

When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.

Thomas Jefferson.

No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it...To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends.

Thomas Jefferson.

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.

Thomas Jefferson.

The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers wthout government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers, and be capable of reading them.

Thomas Jefferson.

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.

Thomas Jefferson.

Information is the currency of democracy.

Thomas Jefferson.

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press and that cannot be limited without being lost.

Thomas Jefferson.

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson.

This institution will be based upon the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it. - on the University of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson.

We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. - from the first draft of the US Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson.

When a man has cast his longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.

Thomas Jefferson.

How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.

Thomas Jefferson.

It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.

Thomas Jefferson.

Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you and act accordingly.

Thomas Jefferson.

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson.

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.

Thomas Jefferson.

I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.

Thomas Jefferson.

The clergy believe that any portion of power confided to me, will be exerted in opposition to their schemes. And they believe rightly: for I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyrrany known to the mind of man.

Thomas Jefferson.

Shake off all fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God, because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blind faith.

Thomas Jefferson.

Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one.

Thomas Jefferson.

But under the beaming, constant and almost vertical sun of Virginia, shade is our Elysium. In the absence of this no beauty of the eye can be enjoyed.

Thomas Jefferson.

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Thomas Jefferson.

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