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Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
3rd president of US [more author details]
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A republican government is slow to move, yet once in motion it's momentum becomes irresistible.
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Thomas Jefferson
Determine never to be idle...It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
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Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
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Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.
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Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
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Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
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I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
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Thomas Jefferson
I cannot live without books.
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I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
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I have never believed there was one code of morality for a public and another for a private man.
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I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.
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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
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I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
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In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
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It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give happiness.
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Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the general progress of the human mind.
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Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
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Never spend your money before you have it.
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Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
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No instance exists of a person's writing two languages perfectly. That will always appear to be his native language which was most familiar to him in his youth.
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