Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
i-like-the-dreams-of-the-future-better-than-the-history-of-the-past
do-you-want-to-know-who-you-are-dont-ask-act-action-will-delineate-and-define-you
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
i-tremble-for-my-country-when-i-reflect-that-god-is-just-that-his-justice-cannot-sleep-forever
when-angry-count-to-ten-before-you-speak-if-very-angry-count-to-one-hundred
i-believe-that-every-human-mind-feels-pleasure-in-doing-good-to-another
the-care-of-human-life-and-happiness-and-not-their-destruction-is-the-first-and-only-object-of-good-government
history-in-general-only-informs-us-of-what-bad-government-is
a-bill-of-rights-is-what-the-people-are-entitled-to-against-every-government-and-what-no-just-government-should-refuse-or-rest-on-inference
timid-men-prefer-the-calm-of-despotism-to-the-tempestuous-sea-of-liberty
money-not-morality-is-the-principle-commerce-of-civilized-nations
i-never-considered-a-difference-of-opinion-in-politics-in-religion-in-philosophy-as-cause-for-withdrawing-from-a-friend
the-tree-of-liberty-must-be-refreshed-from-time-to-time-with-the-blood-of-patriots-and-tyrants
honesty-is-the-first-chapter-in-the-book-of-wisdom
the-most-truthful-part-of-a-newspaper-is-the-advertisements
the-happiest-moments-my-heart-knows-are-those-in-which-it-is-pouring-forth-its-affections-to-a-few-esteemed-characters
tranquility-is-the-old-mans-milk
it-is-incumbent-on-every-generation-to-pay-its-own-debts-as-it-goes-a-principle-which-if-acted-on-would-save-onehalf-the-wars-of-the-world
i-do-not-agree-that-an-age-of-pleasure-is-no-compensation-for-a-moment-of-pain
i-find-friendship-to-be-like-wine-raw-when-new-ripened-with-age-the-true-old-mans-milk-and-restorative-cordial
bodily-decay-is-gloomy-in-prospect-but-of-all-human-contemplations-the-most-abhorrent-is-body-without-mind
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
if-there-be-one-principle-more-deeply-rooted-than-any-other-in-the-mind-of-every-american-it-is-that-we-should-have-nothing-to-do-with-conquest
when-angry-count-ten-before-you-speak-if-very-angry-an-hundred
no-one-can-be-reasonable-and-angry-at-the-same-time
the-democracy-will-cease-to-exist-when-you-take-away-from-those-who-are-willing-to-work-and-give-to-those-who-would-not
the-strongest-reason-for-the-people-to-retain-the-right-to-bear-arms-is-as-a-last-resort-to-protect-themselves-against-tyranny-in-government
no-free-man-shall-ever-be-debarred-the-use-of-arms
let-us-in-education-dream-of-an-aristocracy-of-achievement-arising-out-of-a-democracy-of-opportunity
all-authority-belongs-to-the-people
in-matters-of-style-swim-with-the-current-in-matters-of-principle-stand-like-a-rock
i-find-as-i-grow-older-that-i-love-those-most-whom-i-loved-first
i-find-that-the-harder-i-work-the-more-luck-i-seem-to-have
do-not-bite-at-the-bait-of-pleasure-till-you-know-there-is-no-hook-beneath-it
this-is-the-fourth
conscience-is-the-only-clue-that-will-eternally-guide-a-man-clear-of-all-doubts-and-inconsistencies
the-natural-cause-of-the-human-mind-is-certainly-from-credulity-to-skepticism
an-honest-man-can-feel-no-pleasure-in-the-exercise-of-power-over-his-fellow-citizens
men-are-disposed-to-live-honestly-if-the-means-of-doing-so-are-open-to-them
nobody-can-acquire-honor-by-doing-what-is-wrong
i-steer-my-bark-with-hope-in-the-head-leaving-fear-astern-my-hopes-indeed-sometimes-fail-but-not-oftener-than-the-forebodings-of-the-gloomy
ignorance-is-preferable-to-error-and-he-is-less-remote-from-truth-who-believes-nothing-than-he-who-believes-what-is-wrong
no-nation-is-permitted-to-live-in-ignorance-with-impunity
taste-cannot-be-controlled-by-law
i-find-the-pain-of-a-little-censure-even-when-it-is-unfounded-is-more-acute-than-the-pleasure-of-much-praise
whatever-enables-us-to-go-to-war-secures-our-peace
the-most-valuable-of-all-talents-is-never-using-two-words-when-one-will-do
resistance-to-tyrants-is-obedience-to-god
rebellion-to-tyranny-is-obedience-to-god
i-like-the-power-given-the-legislature-to-levy-taxes-and-for-that-reason-solely-approve-of-the-greater-house-being-chosen-by-the-people-directly
i-have-never-been-able-to-conceive-how-any-rational-being-could-propose-happiness-to-himself-from-the-exercise-of-power-over-others
those-who-hammer-their-guns-into-plows-will-plow-for-those-who-do-not
the-people-are-the-only-censors-of-their-governors-and-even-their-errors-will-tend-to-keep-these-to-the-true-principles-of-their-institution
your-own-reason-is-the-only-oracle-given-you-by-heaven-and-you-are-answerable-for-not-the-rightness-but-the-uprightness-of-the-decision
no-man-will-ever-bring-out-of-the-presidency-the-reputation-which-carries-him-into-it
every-generation-needs-a-new-revolution
delay-is-preferable-to-error
nothing-can-now-be-believed-which-is-seen-in-a-newspaper-truth-itself-becomes-suspicious-by-being-put-into-that-polluted-vehicle
the-man-who-fears-no-truth-has-nothing-to-fear-from-lies
im-a-great-believer-in-luck-and-i-find-the-harder-i-work-the-more-i-have-of-it
living-is-something-everyone-can-do-but-few-actually-experience
mankind-are-more-disposed-to-suffer-while-evils-are-sufferable-than-to-right-themselves-by-abolishing-the-forms-to-which-they-are-accustomed
never-spend-your-money-before-you-have-it
we-have-the-wolf-by-the-ears-and-we-can-neither-hold-him-nor-safely-let-him-go-justice-is-in-one-scale-and-selfpreservation-in-the-other
i-do-not-find-in-orthodox-christianity-one-redeeming-feature
of-all-the-cankers-of-human-happiness-none-corrodes-with-so-silent-yet-so-baneful-an-influence-as-indolence
agreeable-society-is-the-first-essential-in-constituting-the-happiness-and-of-course-the-value-of-our-existence
he-is-happiest-of-whom-the-world-says-least-good-or-bad
the-care-of-human-life-and-happiness-and-not-their-destruction-is-the-first-and-only-legitimate-object-of-good-government
motherhood-is-the-keystone-of-the-arch-of-matrimonial-happiness
my-affections-were-first-for-my-own-country-then-generally-for-all-mankind
selfinterest-or-rather-selflove-or-egoism-has-been-more-plausibly-substituted-as-the-basis-of-morality
our-principles-are-founded-on-the-immovable-basis-of-equal-right-and-reason
my-principle-is-to-do-whatever-is-right-and-leave-the-consequences-to-him-who-has-the-disposal-of-them
on-matters-of-style-swim-with-the-current-on-matters-of-principle-stand-like-a-rock
the-best-principles-of-our-republic-secure-to-all-its-citizens-a-perfect-equality-of-rights
the-press-is-the-best-instrument-for-enlightening-the-mind-of-man-and-improving-him-as-a-rational-moral-and-social-being
christianity-is-the-most-perverted-system-that-ever-shone-on-man
the-god-who-gave-us-life-gave-us-liberty-at-the-same-time-the-hand-of-force-may-destroy-but-cannot-disjoin-them
the-creator-would-indeed-have-been-a-bungling-artist-had-he-intended-man-for-a-social-animal-without-planting-in-him-social-dispositions
what-has-been-the-effect-of-religious-coercion-to-make-half-the-world-fools-and-the-other-half-hypocrites
good-humor-is-one-of-the-preservatives-of-our-peace-and-tranquility
above-all-things-and-at-all-times-practice-yourself-in-good-humor
at-last-now-you-can-be-what-the-old-cannot-recall-and-the-young-long-for-in-dreams-yet-still-include-them-all
men-of-quality-are-not-threatened-by-women-of-equality
equal-rights-for-all-special-privileges-for-none
to-myself-personally-it-brings-nothing-but-increasing-drudgery-and-daily-loss-of-friends
bigotry-is-the-disease-of-ignorance-of-morbid-minds-enthusiasm-of-the-free-and-buoyant-education-and-free-discussion-are-the-antidotes-of-both
banking-establishments-are-more-dangerous-than-standing-armies
a-democracy-is-nothing-more-than-mob-rule-where-fiftyone-percent-of-the-people-may-take-away-the-rights-of-the-other-fortynine
i-however-place-economy-among-the-first-and-most-important-republican-virtues-and-public-debt-as-the-greatest-of-the-dangers-to-be-feared
the-liberty-of-speaking-and-writing-guards-our-other-liberties
the-selfish-spirit-of-commerce-knows-no-country-and-feels-no-passion-of-principle-but-that-of-gain
every-citizen-should-be-a-soldier-this-was-the-case-with-the-greeks-and-romans-and-must-be-that-of-every-free-state
a-nation-as-a-society-forms-a-moral-person-and-every-member-of-it-is-personally-responsible-for-his-society
those-who-sacrifice-freedom-for-safety-deserve-neither
money-not-morality-is-the-principle-of-commerce-and-commercial-nations
it-was-more-in-our-spirit-to-let-things-come-to-rights-by-the-plain-dictates-of-common-sense-than-by-the-practice-of-any-artifices
let-common-sense-and-common-honesty-have-fair-play-and-they-will-soon-set-things-to-rights