Thomas Jefferson Quotes To Inspire You

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A collection of inspirational quotes by Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

 

“Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the governing of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error. ” – Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Quotes“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson

 

Thomas Jefferson Quotes7“We sometimes from dreams pick up some hint worth improving by … reflection.” – Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Quotes“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“Delay is preferable to error. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“We never regret having eaten too little. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“There is nothing more unequal, than the equal treatment of unequal people. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it. ” – Thomas Jefferson

 

Thomas Jefferson Quotes“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“A little rebellion now and then…is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“The happiest moments of my life have a been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. ” – Thomas Jefferson

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

“Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. ” – Thomas Jefferson

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

“I cannot live without books. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“The tree of Liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. ” – Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Quotes“When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“Health is worth more than learning. ” – Thomas Jefferson

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

“Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it. ” – Thomas Jefferson

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

“I live for books. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“Never spend your money before you have it. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“No nation was ever drunk when wine was cheap. ” – Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Quotes“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Quotes“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” – Thomas Jefferson

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

“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“Our friendships are precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life;and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part is sunshine. ” – Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Quotes“The people are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

“No government ought to be without censors & where the press is free, no one ever will. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“Democracy is 51% of the people taking away the rights of the other 49%. ” – Thomas Jefferson

“Be polite to all, but intimate with few. ” – Thomas Jefferson

 

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