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50 Thomas Jefferson Quotes to Appreciate the Freedom of Living

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“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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