The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
- Thomas Jefferson
Tag: Thomas JeffersonCategory : Government Quotes, Sayings about The Government
- The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object. - Thomas Jefferson
- The Giver of life gave it for happiness and not for wretchedness. - Thomas Jefferson
- A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference. - Thomas Jefferson
- It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. - Thomas Jefferson
- I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious. - Thomas Jefferson