I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.
There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people.
The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.