The most valuable of all talents is never using two words when one will do.
Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.
History, by appraising. ..[the students] of the past, will enable them to judge of the future.
The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.
Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free.
Victory and defeat are each of the same price.
Though an old man I am but a young gardener
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude
The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
Let those flatter who fear; it is not an American art