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Thomas Jefferson Quotes

(1743-1826), Third President of the USA

A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.

Category: Happiness

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

Category: Happiness

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

Category: Happiness

The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best.

Category: Health

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.

Category: Honesty

Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.

Category: Ignorance

Information is the currency of democracy.

Category: Information

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

Category: Injustice

Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.

Category: Innovation

Take not from the mouth of labor the bread it as earned.

Category: Labor

Certainly one of the highest duties of the citizen is a scrupulous obedience to the laws of the nation. But it is not the highest duty.

Category: Law And Lawyers

It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour.

Category: Law And Lawyers

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.

Category: Liberty

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.

Category: Liberty

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

Category: Liberty