• Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
  • I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
  • I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.


  • The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.


  • I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.


  • In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
  • 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.


  • I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
  • Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.


  • The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.


  • I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.


  • Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
  • He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.


  • I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.


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


  • One man with courage is a majority.



3 Comments Add yours

  1. Zeal4living says:

    Great source of insight thanks


  2. Thank you Jurgens! I am enjoying your blog so much!


  3. LindaP says:

    I agree with Jurgens!


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