Quotes of Thomas Jefferson

“ Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Delay is preferable to error. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Advertisements... contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ I read no newspaper now but Ritchie's, and in that chiefly the advertisements, for they contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. 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 blindfolded fear. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ It behoves 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. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ A republican government is slow to move, yet once in motion it's momentum becomes irresistible. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Advertisements... contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ I read no newspaper now but Ritchie's, and in that chiefly the advertisements, for they contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Determine never to be idle...It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ I have never believed there was one code of morality for a public and another for a private man. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ It behoves 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. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Peace with all nations, and the right which that gives us with respect to all nations, are our object. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ That peace, safety, and concord may be the portion of our native land, and be long enjoyed by our fellow-citizens, is the most ardent wish of my heart, and if I can be instrumental in procuring or preserving them, I shall think I have not lived in vain. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ If you want something you never had you have to do something you’ve never done. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. ”

- Thomas Jefferson
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