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Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Never spend your money before you have it. Never spend your money before you have it. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: I leave the world and its affairs to I leave the world and its affairs to the young and energetic, and resign myself to their care, of whom I have endeavored to take care when young. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Delay is preferable to error. Delay is preferable to error. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: A society that will trade a little liberty A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Aristocrats fear the people, and wish to transfer Aristocrats fear the people, and wish to transfer all power to the higher classes of society. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: When the people fear the government there is When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: A great deal of love given to a A great deal of love given to a few is better than a little to many. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: It does me no injury for my neighbor It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: we declared that an attack on any one we declared that an attack on any one colony should be considered as an attack on the whole. This Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: The merchants will manage [commerce] the better, the The merchants will manage [commerce] the better, the more they are left free to manage for themselves. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Idleness begets ennui, ennui the hypochondriac, and that Idleness begets ennui, ennui the hypochondriac, and that a diseased body. No laborious person was ever yet hysterical. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Principle will, in ... most ... cases open Principle will, in ... most ... cases open the way for us to correct conclusion. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Never trust a man who won't accept that Never trust a man who won't accept that there is more than one way to spell a word
Paraphrased — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: The rational and peacable instrument of reform, the The rational and peacable instrument of reform, the suffrage of the people. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: It would not be for the public good It would not be for the public good to have [a majority in Congress of one party] greater [than] two to one. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Nothing gives one person so much advantage over Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Do you want to know who you are? Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Robin Quivers: If Thomas Jefferson had heard us, he probably If Thomas Jefferson had heard us, he probably would have said, 'We shouldn't have free speech.' — Robin Quivers
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Ridicule is the only weapon which can be Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Taste cannot be controlled by law. Taste cannot be controlled by law. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: It is my disposition to maintain peace until It is my disposition to maintain peace until its condition shall be made less tolerable than that of war itself. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By John F. Kennedy: Probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius Probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone. — John F. Kennedy
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Knowledge is power ... knowled ge is safety Knowledge is power ... knowled ge is safety ... knowle dge is happiness. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: My general plan would be to make the My general plan would be to make the States one as to everything connected with foreign nations and several as to everything purely domestic. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Every man has two countries: his own and Every man has two countries: his own and France. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: The opinions of men are not the object The opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: The people will not understand the importance of The people will not understand the importance of the Second Amendment until it is too late. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: War ... is as much a punishment to War ... is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: All the world would be Christian if they All the world would be Christian if they were taught the pure Gospel of Christ!. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: It is as useless to argue with those It is as useless to argue with those who have renounced the use of reason as to administer medication to the dead. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Our particular principles of religion are a subject Our particular principles of religion are a subject of accountability to God alone. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: It is error alone which needs the support It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: May it be to the world ... to May it be to the world ... to assume the blessings and security of self-government. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Establish the eternal truth that acquiescence under insult Establish the eternal truth that acquiescence under insult is not the way to escape war. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: The legislative powers of government reach actions only The legislative powers of government reach actions only and not opinions. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Nothing can stop the man with the right 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 Quotes By Christopher Hitchens: No society has gone the way of gulags No society has gone the way of gulags or concentration camps by following the path of Spinoza and Einstein and Jefferson and Thomas Paine — Christopher Hitchens
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Dave Ramsey: The bridge between failure and success is hope. The bridge between failure and success is hope. THOMAS JEFFERSON — Dave Ramsey
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God. Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: He who knows nothing is closer to the He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: The only security of all is in a The only security of all is in a free press. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Man [is] a rational animal, endowed by nature Man [is] a rational animal, endowed by nature with rights and with an innate sense of justice. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: We will be soldiers, so our sons may We will be soldiers, so our sons may be farmers, so their sons may be artists — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: How soon the labor of men would make How soon the labor of men would make a paradise of the earth were it not for misgovernment and a diversion of his energies to selfish interests. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: The excellence of every government is its adaptation The excellence of every government is its adaptation to the state of those to be governed by it. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: I extremely believe in luck, and I discovered I extremely believe in luck, and I discovered more hard work, your luck as much — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: I have seen enough of one war never I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: The power of making war often prevents it, The power of making war often prevents it, and in our case would give efficacy to our desire of peace. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: By making this wine known to the public, By making this wine known to the public, I have rendered my country as great a service as if I had enabled it to pay back the national debt. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Our business is to have great credit and Our business is to have great credit and to use it little. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: While the farmer holds the title to the While the farmer holds the title to the land, actually, it belongs to all the people because civilization itself rests upon the soil. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy? — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: When angry count to ten before you speak. When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Edmund Morgan: Who would think it possible to redirect historical Who would think it possible to redirect historical scholarship by explaining what Thomas Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence? — Edmund Morgan
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: It is in the love of one's family It is in the love of one's family only that heartfelt happiness is known. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Merchants have no country. Merchants have no country. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Question boldly even the existence of God. Question boldly even the existence of God. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Debt and revolution are inseparable as cause and Debt and revolution are inseparable as cause and effect. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Some other natural rights ... [have] not yet Some other natural rights ... [have] not yet entered into any declaration of rights. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: The laws that forbid the carrying of arms The laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: My confidence is that there will for a My confidence is that there will for a long time be virtue and good sense enough in our countrymen to correct abuses. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: I cannot live without books: but fewer will I cannot live without books: but fewer will suffice where amusement, and not use, is the only future object. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Men as well as rivers grow crooked by Men as well as rivers grow crooked by following the path of least resistance. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Error is to be pitied and pardoned: it Error is to be pitied and pardoned: it is the weakness of human nature. But vice is a foul blemish, not pardonable in any character. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: I'd prefer to have dangerous freedom,than have peaceful I'd prefer to have dangerous freedom,
than have peaceful slavery — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: [A]lthough a republican government is slow to move, [A]lthough a republican government is slow to move, yet when once in motion, its momentum becomes irresistible. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: I am never tempted to pray but when I am never tempted to pray but when a warm feeling for my friends comes athwart my heart. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: It is while we are young that the It is while we are young that the habit of industry is formed. If not then, it never is afterward. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: The variety of opinions leads to questions. Questions The variety of opinions leads to questions. Questions lead to truth. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: We might have been a free and great We might have been a free and great people together. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and opressions Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and opressions of the body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Although we are free by the law, we Although we are free by the law, we are not so in practice. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Charlie Sheen: I'm not Thomas Jefferson. He was a pussy! I'm not Thomas Jefferson. He was a pussy! — Charlie Sheen
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: My affections were first for my own country, My affections were first for my own country, then, generally, for all mankind — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: There is no act, however virtuous, for which There is no act, however virtuous, for which ingenuity may not find some bad motive. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: I believe that every human mind feels pleasure I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: We act not for ourselves but for the We act not for ourselves but for the whole human race. The event of our experiment is to show whether man can be trusted with self - government. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Of all machines, the human heart is the Of all machines, the human heart is the most complicated and inexplicable. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: No country and no people can be free No country and no people can be free and ignorant at the same time. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: An hereditary aristocracy ... will change the form An hereditary aristocracy ... will change the form of our governments from the best to the worst in the world. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: Don't spend your money till you have it. Don't spend your money till you have it. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: The moment a person forms a theory, his The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: The authors of the gospels were unlettered and The authors of the gospels were unlettered and ignorant men and the teachings of Jesus have come to us mutilated, misstated and unintelligible. — Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Quotes By Thomas Jefferson: In the full tide of successful experiment. In the full tide of successful experiment. — Thomas Jefferson