Like a fire bell in the night awakened and filled me with terror Jefferson discussing the Missouri question to John Holmes April 22 1820. 21 of the best book quotes from The Declaration of Independence.
The notion that all men people are created equal is based on the ideas of the Enlightenment philosophers such as John Locke.
Famous Thomas Jefferson Quotes Declaration Independence. There is no justification for taking away individuals freedom in the guise of public safety. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. This quote was removed from the final copy to persuade the Southern states to vote in the continental congress to declare independence.
Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence. He has waged cruel war against human nature itself violating its most sacred rights of life liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him captivating. We hold these truths to be selfevident that all men are created equal.
Thomas Jefferson and the National Capitol. 463 Fire bell in the night. But this momentous question.
And that a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Willard March 24 1789 our liberty depends on the freedom of the press and that cannot be limited without being lost. The definition of liberty and who really gets it shifts over the centuries but Jefferson practically starts off the Declaration of Independence with this powerful assertion. Quotations from signers of the Declaration of Independence Compiled by Elizabeth Olson We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Thomas Jefferson The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Rather it came from Jeffersons first draft of the Declaration. I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.
It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg Thomas Jefferson. Declaration of Independence July 4 1776 it is the great parent of science of virtue. A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have Thomas Jefferson.
We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends life liberty and the pursuit of happiness it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it and to institute new government. 42 Inspirational Thomas Jefferson Quotes on Happiness Life and Freedom The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others.
October 10 1809 Padover Saul K ed. The Declaration of Independence Quotes. This partial famous line is important for a number of reasons one of which is its presentation of the idea that people have the inherent right to liberty.
They theorized God created all people with the same rights and privileges. United States Government Printing Office 1946 p.