IdleHearts / Thomas Jefferson
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.
No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms.
I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.