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124 Famous Quotes by Thomas Jefferson
4/13/1743 - 7/4/1826
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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.

America and americans Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.

Ageing Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independant, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to it’s liberty and interests by the most lasting bands

Agriculture Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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By the age of six the average child will have completed the basic American education.... From television, the child will have learned how to pick a lock, commit a fairly elaborate bank holdup, prevent wetness all day long, get the laundry twice as white, and kill people with a variety of sophisticated armaments.

America and americans Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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All authority belongs to the people

Authority Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, then and only then will truth, prevail over fanaticism

Fanaticism Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inferences

Government Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

Mankind Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

Obedience Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery.

Oppression Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Every generation needs a new revolution.

Revolution Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

Tyranny Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson , Source: found among his papers after his death

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Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Obedience Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

Peace Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

Brevity Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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

Freedom of the press Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Taste cannot be controlled by law.

Taste Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. education and free discussion are the antidotes of both.

Bigotry Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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The best principles of our republic secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights.

Citizenship Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Every generation needs a new revolution.

Generations Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Honesty Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.

Inspirational Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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

Constitution Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity

Nations Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

Civil rights Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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