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Delay is preferable to error.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves therefore are its only safe depositories.
I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
When habit has strengthened our sense of duties, they leave us no time for other things; but when young we neglect them and this gives us time for anything.
The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on.
State a moral case to a ploughman and a professor. The former will decide it as well, and often better than the latter, because he has not been led astray by artificial rules.
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.
Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
The only orthodox object of the institution of government is to secure the greatest degree of happiness possible to the general mass of those associated under it.
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