Most educators would continue to lecture on navigation while the ship is going down.
When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder. James H. B
When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder..
It is hard to look up to a leader who keeps his ear to the ground.
When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder. James H. Bore
A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.
I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.
A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together. James H. Bore
I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for. James H. B
By... [selecting] the youths of genius from among the classes of the poor, we hope to avail the State of those talents which nature has sown as liberally among the poor as the rich, but which perish without use if not sought for and cultivated.
The federal government is our servant, not our master.
A noiseless course, not meddling with the affairs of others, unattractive of notice, is a mark that society is going on in happiness. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.
No man will labor for himself who can make another labor for him.
On every question of construction (of the Constitution) let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit of the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it
I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.
Our cause is just. Our union is perfect. ... With hearts fortified ... we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare that... we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverence, employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferso
None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important.
This formidable censor of the public functionaries [the press], by arraigning them at the tribunal of public opinion, produces reform peaceably, which must otherwise be done by revolution. It is also the best instrument for enlightening the mind of man and improving him as a rational, moral, and soc
The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed and that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of proper
By [the] operations [of public improvement] new channels of communication will be opened between the States; the lines of separation will disappear, their interests will be identified, and their union cemented by new and indissoluble ties.
The parent storms, the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs in the circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to the worst of passions, and thus nursed, educated and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities.
If you have to eat crow, eat it while it's young and tender.
Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error.
No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever.
Tranquility is the old man's milk.
The interests of a nation, when well understood, will be found to coincide with their moral duties.
In the middle ages of Christianity opposition to the State opinions was hushed. The consequence was, Christianity became loaded with all the Romish follies. Nothing but free argument, raillery & even ridicule will preserve the purity of religion.
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. Thomas Jeffe