Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.— Thomas Jefferson
Cheerful Voting Founding Fathers quotations
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.
Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote.
..that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.
You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.
What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.
[The spirit of party] opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions.
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.
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.
Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters.
For an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
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.
Beware the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry.
Let me ... warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party.
We electors have an important constitutional power placed in our hands;
we have a check upon two branches of the legislature.
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
Think of all that hard work our founding fathers put in - the revolutionizing, the three-fifths compromising, having to write the entire Constitution with a quill - and yet they neglected to include the right to vote.