The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife.— Thomas Jefferson
Competitive Debt By Founding Fathers quotations
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
As to Taxes, they are evidently inseparable from Government.
It is impossible without them to pay the debts of the nation, to protect it from foreign danger, or to secure individuals from lawless violence and rapine.
He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.
You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
Allow a government to decline paying its debts and you overthrow all public morality-you unhinge all the principles that preserve the limits of free constitutions. Nothing can more affect national prosperity than a constant and systematic attention to extinguish the present debt and to avoid as much as possibly the incurring of any new debt.
To contract new debts is not the way to pay old ones.
No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. s with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
The consequences arising from the continual accumulation of public debts in other countries ought to admonish us to prevent their growth in our own.
Think What You Do When You Run in Debt: You Give to Another Power over Your Liberty
But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years.
I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - thing I had no words for.
States, like individuals, who observe their engagements, are respected and trusted: while the reverse is the fate of those who pursue an opposite conduct.