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Thomas Jefferson Quotes

(1743-1826), Third President of the USA

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

Category: Conquest

Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

Category: Control

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.

Category: Coward And Cowardice

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

Category: Debt

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

Category: Dreams

Never spend your money before you have earned it.

Category: Economy And Economics

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

Category: Education

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…

Category: Equality

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

Category: Exercise

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

Category: Family

This is the fourth?

Category: Famous Last Words

In the fevered state of our country, no good can ever result from any attempt to set one of these fiery zealots to rights, either in fact or principle. They are determined as to the facts they will believe, and the opinions on which they will act. Get by them, therefore, as you would by an angry bull; it is not for a man of sense to dispute the road with such an animal.

Category: Fanatics And Fanaticism

Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on. The small landowners are the most precious part of a state.

Category: Farming And Farmers

We seldom report of having eaten too little.

Category: Food And Eating

Agriculture, manufactures, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are then most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise. Protection from casual embarrassments, however, may sometimes be seasonably interposed.

Category: Free Enterprise