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Thomas Jefferson Quotes


191 Thomas Jefferson quotes:



"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: God Quotes Tyranny Quotes
"The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labour of the industrious."
"One single object...[will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation."
"It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Guilt Quotes
"Take not from the mouth of labor the bread it as earned."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Labor Quotes
"Certainly one of the highest duties of the citizen is a scrupulous obedience to the laws of the nation. But it is not the highest duty."
"It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour."
"I had laid it down as a law for my conduct while in office, and hitherto scrupulously observed, to accept of no present beyond a book, a pamphlet, or other curiosity of minor value; as well to avoid imputation on my motives of action, as to shut out"
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Law Quotes
"(Academics) commit their pupils to the theatre of the world, with just taste enough of learning to be alienated from industrial pursuits, and not enough to do service in the ranks of science"
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Learning Quotes
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual."
"In matters of principals, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current."
"Sound principles will not justify our taxing the industry of our fellow citizens to accumulate treasure for wars to happen we know not when, and which might not perhaps happen but from the temptations offered by that treasure"
"We rarely repent of having eaten too little."
Author: Jefferson Quotes Category: Regret Quotes
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."
"Those who sacrifice freedom for safety deserve neither."



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