...And among these rights are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.-- Thomas Jefferson

It should be remembered as an axiom of eternal truth in politics, that whatever power in any government is independent, is absolute also; in theory only at first while the spirit of the people is up, but in practice as fast as that relaxes.-- Thomas Jefferson

Most bad government comes from too much government-- Thomas Jefferson

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.-- Thomas Jefferson

We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.-- Thomas Jefferson

No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.-- Thomas Jefferson

Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.-- Thomas Jefferson

What county can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that its people preserve the spirit of resistance?-- Thomas Jefferson

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. -- Thomas Jefferson

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.-- Thomas Jefferson