50 Thomas Jefferson Quotes to Appreciate the Freedom of Living

“How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!”
― Thomas Jefferson

“Those who expect to be both ignorant and free, expect what never was and never will be.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“We confide in our strength, without boasting of it, we respect that of others, without fearing it.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“The appointment of a woman to office is an innovation for which the public is not prepared, nor am I.”
― 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.
― Thomas Jefferson

“Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“God grant that men of principle shall be our principal men.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“History is philosophy teaching by examples.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“Never put off to tomorrow what you can do to-day.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“Be polite to all, but intimate with few.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“Don’t talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.” ― 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. ― Thomas Jefferson

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“Never buy a thing you do not want, because it is cheap, it will be dear to you.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“He who knows best knows how little he knows.” ― Thomas Jefferson

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

“There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man’s milk and restorative cordial.” ― Thomas Jefferson

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

“It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing than to believe what is wrong.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.” ― Thomas Jefferson

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

“The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“It is error alone which needs the support of the government. Truth can stand by itself.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“There is not a truth existing which I fear… or would wish unknown to the whole world.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.” ― Thomas Jefferson

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

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

“Never spend your money before you have earned it.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” ― 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.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.” ― Thomas Jefferson

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

“Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.” ― Thomas Jefferson

“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.” ― Thomas Jefferson

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

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

“Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.” ― Thomas Jefferson

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