Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Congress has scarcely any thing to employ them, and complain that the place [Washington, D.C.] is remarkably dull.
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
In every country and in every age the priest has been hostile to liberty; he is always in allegiance to the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection of his own
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.
The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong
There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
Travelling makes a man wiser, but less happy.
The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements