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. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Thomas Jefferson on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Thomas Jefferson in The United States Declaration of Independence, 1776: