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Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."

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



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."

I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes."

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies."

The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.




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."

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 Quotes: "History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is."

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



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "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 Vir"

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 Vir



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution."

In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "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."

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

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



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "Plato offers the amazing idea that contemplation of the way things really are is, in itself, a purifying process that can bring human beings into the only divinity there is."

Plato offers the amazing idea that contemplation of the way things really are is, in itself, a purifying process that can bring human beings into the only divinity there is.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion."

Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government and to protect its free expression should be our first object."

The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government and to protect its free expression should be our first object.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money."

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "The hole and the patch should be commensurate."

The hole and the patch should be commensurate.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "Taste cannot be controlled by law."

Taste cannot be controlled by law.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "I have no ambition to govern men it is a painful and thankless office."

I have no ambition to govern men it is a painful and thankless office.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it."

No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us."

Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.



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

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




Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations...entangling alliances with none"

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



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press and that cannot be limited without being lost."

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



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial."

I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "War is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer."

War is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "No people who are ignorant can be truly free."

No people who are ignorant can be truly free.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "I haven't failed. I've just found 10, 000 ways that don't work."

I haven't failed. I've just found 10, 000 ways that don't work.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security."

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors."

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



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family."

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.



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

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 Quotes: "The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time."

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



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way."

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."

I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitudefrom achieving his goal.Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude."

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitudefrom achieving his goal.Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."

And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.



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

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



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far."

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



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "no people can be both ignorant and free."

no people can be both ignorant and free.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "The opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction."

The opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail."

It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "They (religions) dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight and scowl on the fatal harbinger announcing the subversions of the duperies on which they live."

They (religions) dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight and scowl on the fatal harbinger announcing the subversions of the duperies on which they live.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "It is the old practice of despots to use a part of the people to keep the rest in order."

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



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "The care of human life and happiness, and their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of a good government."

The care of human life and happiness, and their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of a good government.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "Whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace"

Whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property."

When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.



Thomas Jefferson Quotes: "Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence."

Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.