Thomas Jefferson Quotes

191 Thomas Jefferson quotes:

"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day."
"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?"
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"The selfish spirit of commerce knows no country, and feels no passion of principle but that of gain"
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"Tranquility is the old man's milk"
"We are endeavoring, too, to reduce the government to the practice of a rigorous economy, to avoid burdening the people, and arming the magistrate with patronage of money, which might be used to corrupt and undermine the principles of our government"
"To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education."
"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that it may become probable by supernatural interference! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest."
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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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"Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it."
"Delay is preferable to error."
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"The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties."
"When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred."
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"If there be one principle more deeply rooted than any other in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest."
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"The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object."
"We seldom report of having eaten too little."
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"History has informed us that bodies of men as well as individuals are susceptible of the spirit of tyranny"
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"A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity."
"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."
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"Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities."
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."

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