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Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
3rd president of US [more author details]
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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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Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
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Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one.
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Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
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The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
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The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
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The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.
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Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.
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We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.
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We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.
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When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.
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