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quote by Thomas Jefferson: A democratic society depends upon an informed and educated citizenry. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

A democratic society depends upon an informed and educated citizenry.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: The man who would choose security over freedom deserves neither. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

The man who would choose security over freedom deserves neither.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Trade liberty for safety or money and you'll end up with neither. Liberty, like a grain of salt, easily dissolves. The power of questioning -- not simply believing -- has no friends. Yet liberty depe… with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Trade liberty for safety or money and you'll end up with neither. Liberty, like a grain of salt, easily dissolves. The power of questioning -- not simply believing -- has no friends. Yet liberty depends on it.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: The contest is not between us and them, but between good and evil, and if those who would fight evil adopt the ways of evil, evil wins. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

The contest is not between us and them, but between good and evil, and if those who would fight evil adopt the ways of evil, evil wins.

--Thomas Jefferson

quote by Thomas Jefferson: To learn, you have to listen. To improve, you have to try. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

To learn, you have to listen. To improve, you have to try.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: The federal government is our servant, not our master. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

The federal government is our servant, not our master.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Dependence leads to subservience. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Dependence leads to subservience.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Difference of opinion leads to inquiry, and inquiry to the truth. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Difference of opinion leads to inquiry, and inquiry to the truth.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: It is the old practice of despots to use a part of the people to keep the rest in order. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

It is the old practice of despots to use a part of the people to keep the rest in order.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: The reason that Christianity is the best friend of government is because Christianity is the only religion that changes the heart. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

The reason that Christianity is the best friend of government is because Christianity is the only religion that changes the heart.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: To consider judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

To consider judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: No generation has a right to contract debts greater than can be paid off during the course of its own existence. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

No generation has a right to contract debts greater than can be paid off during the course of its own existence.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Democracy is 51% of the people taking away the rights of the other 49%. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Democracy is 51% of the people taking away the rights of the other 49%.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

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
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Unless the mass retains sufficient control over those entrusted with the powers of their government, these will be perverted to their own oppression, and to the perpetuation of wealth and power in th… with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Unless the mass retains sufficient control over those entrusted with the powers of their government, these will be perverted to their own oppression, and to the perpetuation of wealth and power in the individuals and their families selected for the trust.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Free men do not ask permission to bear arms. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: When you abandon freedom to achieve security, you lose both and deserve neither. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

When you abandon freedom to achieve security, you lose both and deserve neither.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: A true patriot will defend his country from its government. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

A true patriot will defend his country from its government.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: When the people are afraid of the government, that's tyranny. But when the government is afraid of the people, that's liberty. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

When the people are afraid of the government, that's tyranny. But when the government is afraid of the people, that's liberty.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: There is no justification for taking away individuals' freedom in the guise of public safety. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

There is no justification for taking away individuals' freedom in the guise of public safety.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Here was buried Thomas Jefferson Author of the Declaration of American Independence Of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom and Father of the University of Virginia. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Here was buried Thomas Jefferson Author of the Declaration of American Independence Of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom and Father of the University of Virginia.

--Thomas Jefferson

Longer Version:

Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia.

Epitaph, upon his instructions to erect a 'a plain die or cube ... surmounted by an Obelisk' with 'the following inscription, and not a word more…because by these, as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered.' It omits that he had been President of the United States, a position of political power and prestige, and celebrates his involvement in the creation of the means of inspiration and instruction by which many human lives have been liberated from oppression and ignorance.


quote by Thomas Jefferson: Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

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

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: He who gives his freedom for safety gets none of them. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

He who gives his freedom for safety gets none of them.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes indeed sometimes fail, but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes indeed sometimes fail, but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. with background image: silhouette of person standing against windowpane
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I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

--Thomas Jefferson

Longer Version:

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
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quote by Thomas Jefferson: A wise and frugal Government, which shall retrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from th… with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

A wise and frugal Government, which shall retrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: We did not raise armies for glory or for conquest. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

We did not raise armies for glory or for conquest.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Power is not alluring to pure minds. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Power is not alluring to pure minds.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. with background image: photo of brown parquet
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The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

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

--Thomas Jefferson

Longer Version:

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. The Europeans value themselves on having subdued the horse to the uses of man; but I doubt whether we have not lost more than we have gained, by the use of this animal.


quote by Thomas Jefferson: Never spend your money before you have earned it. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Never spend your money before you have earned it.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. with background image: green mountain ]
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In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of… with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. with background image: gray and white bird on red and yellow leaves
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Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: 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. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

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
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations. with background image: liquor pouring on clear shot glass
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Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor -- over each other. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor -- over each other.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

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

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: We never repent of having eaten too little. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

We never repent of having eaten too little.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

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
quote by Thomas Jefferson: We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another c… with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expe… with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses. with background image: silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
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War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I cannot live without books. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

I cannot live without books.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

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

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.

--Thomas Jefferson

Longer Version:

It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.


quote by Thomas Jefferson: Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another. with background image: soldiers on field at daytime
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I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: An injured friend is the bitterest of foes. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: If God is just, I tremble for my country. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

If God is just, I tremble for my country.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Taste cannot be controlled by law. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Taste cannot be controlled by law.

--Thomas Jefferson

Longer Version:

Taste cannot be controlled by law. We must resist at all costs any attempt to regulate our individual freedoms and to legislate our personal moralities.


quote by Thomas Jefferson: Always take hold of things by the smooth handle. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by Thomas Jefferson: I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.

--Thomas Jefferson

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