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That we are to stand by the president, right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.

Theodore Roosevelt

It is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.

Theodore Roosevelt

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official...

Theodore Roosevelt

Working for peace in the future is to work for peace in the present moment.

Thich Nhat Hahn

In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them.

Thich Nhat Hanh
Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.

Thomas Carlyle

Our children are not born to hate, they are raised to hate.

Thomas della Peruta

Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.

Thomas Hobbes

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.

Thomas Jefferson

This I hope will be the age of experiments in government, and that their basis will be founded in principles of honesty, not of mere force.

Thomas Jefferson
in a letter to John Adams, 1796.

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate power of the society but the people themselves.

Thomas Jefferson
Originally in a letter to William C. Jarvis, 1820. Can be found in volume of "Writings" (New York, NY: Library of America) p.493

The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Jefferson

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.

Thomas Jefferson

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.

Thomas Jefferson
in a letter to William Short, 28 July 1791.

Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.

Thomas Jefferson

War...is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer.

Thomas Jefferson

To preserve our independence...We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.

Thomas Jefferson

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.

Thomas Jefferson

Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.

Thomas Jefferson

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.

Thomas Jefferson

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Jefferson

The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.

Thomas Jefferson
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