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Born Saturday 13 April 1743, died Tuesday 4 July 1826

Professions: Author, President

Nationality: American

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The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.

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The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.

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The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses.

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There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.

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The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world.

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There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.

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The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a splendid misery.

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Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.

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I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.

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We did not raise armies for glory or for conquest.

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The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.

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Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the present order of things in America remain uninterrupted.

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If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.

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The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.

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No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.

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Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it.

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Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.

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Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.

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War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.

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Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.

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