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124 Famous Quotes by Thomas Jefferson
4/13/1743 - 7/4/1826
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Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none.

Peace Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.

Friendship Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.

Business Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there is one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded faith.

Faith 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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Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Wisdom Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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

Age Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.

Censure Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.

Duty Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labour of the industrious.

Government Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Guilt Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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I consider trial by jury as the only anchor yet imagined by man by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.

Jury Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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

Liberty Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

Newspapers Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquillity and occupation which give happiness.

Occupation Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

Resignation Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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

Timidity 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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Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.

Politics / government Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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

History Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.

Friendship Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too.

Censorship Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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I find that the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.

Censure Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the Judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please.

Constitution Quotes, by Thomas Jefferson

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