Best Quotes Of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson Quotes



I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. 
Thomas Jefferson

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. 
Thomas Jefferson

No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms. 
Thomas Jefferson

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

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. 
Thomas Jefferson

The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave. 
Thomas Jefferson

The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed. 
Thomas Jefferson

Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival. 
Thomas Jefferson

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

The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind. 
Thomas Jefferson

I have done for my country, and for all mankind, all that I could do, and I now resign my soul, without fear, to my God - my daughter to my country. 
Thomas Jefferson

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. 
Thomas Jefferson

We did not raise armies for glory or for conquest. 
Thomas Jefferson

Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the present order of things in America remain uninterrupted. T
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The most successful war seldom pays for its losses. 
Thomas Jefferson

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations. 
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. 
Thomas Jefferson

I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary. 
Thomas Jefferson

Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society. 
Thomas Jefferson

I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us. 
Thomas Jefferson

Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. 
Thomas Jefferson

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape. 
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 expense of great losses. 
Thomas Jefferson

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

Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal 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

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

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness. 
Thomas Jefferson

History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is. 
Thomas Jefferson

We never repent of having eaten too little. 
Thomas Jefferson

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

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

He who knows best knows how little he knows. 
Thomas Jefferson

Taste cannot be controlled by law. 
Thomas Jefferson

I cannot live without books. 
Thomas Jefferson

How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened. 
Thomas Jefferson

It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read. 
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