Liberty once lost, is lost forever.
A taste for literature and a turn for business, united in the same person, never fails to make a great man.
I discovered books and read forever.
I shall never shine 'til some animating occasion calls forth all my powers.
this wasted time i have found by constant experience to be as indispensable as sleep
In general, our generals were out generalled.
You and I ought not to die,before we have explained ourselves to each other.
There is no greater guilt than the unneccessary war.
Make Things rather than Persons the subjects of conversations.
They shall not be expected to acknowledge us until we have acknowledged ourselves.
Property monopolized or in the possession of a few is a curse to mankind.
Everything in life should be done with reflection.
The true source of our sufferings has been our timidity.
To believe all men honest is folly. To believe none is something worse.
If worthless men are sometimes at the head of affairs, it is, I believe, because worthless men are at the tail and the middle
When legislature is corrupted, the people are undone.
The whole drama of the world is such tragedy that I am weary of the spectacle
Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and dogmatism cannot confine it.
A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
Let us tenderly and kindly cherish therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write .
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
In politics the middle way is none at all.
Genius is sorrow's child.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
A government of laws, and not of men.