Thomas Jefferson Quotes


191 Thomas Jefferson quotes:



"My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me."
"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."
"I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial."
"Tranquility is the old man's milk"
"The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements"
"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."
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"Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual."
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"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."
"Let us in education dream of an aristocracy of achievement arising out of a democracy of opportunity"
"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."
"Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it."
"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine."
"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself."
"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government."
"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."
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"The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money."
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
"When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred."
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"Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning."



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