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Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
3rd president of US [more author details]
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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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Thomas Jefferson
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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Thomas Jefferson
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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Thomas Jefferson
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
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Thomas Jefferson
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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Thomas Jefferson
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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Thomas Jefferson
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.
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Thomas Jefferson
We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.
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Thomas Jefferson
We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.
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Thomas Jefferson
When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.
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Thomas Jefferson
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.
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Thomas Jefferson, (Attributed)
Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle.
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Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Adress, 1801
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
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Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Archibald Stuart, December 23, 1791
That peace, safety, and concord may be the portion of our native land, and be long enjoyed by our fellow-citizens, is the most ardent wish of my heart, and if I can be instrumental in procuring or preserving them, I shall think I have not lived in vain.
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Thomas Jefferson, letter to Benjamin Waring and others, March 23, 1801
I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty.
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Thomas Jefferson, letter to Count Diodati, 1807
Delay is preferable to error.
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Thomas Jefferson, Letter to George Washington, May 16, 1792
No government ought to be without censors & where the press is free, no one ever will.
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Thomas Jefferson, letter to George Washington, September 9, 1792
Health is worth more than learning.
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Thomas Jefferson, letter to his cousin John Garland Jefferson, June 11, 1790
If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.
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Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Lewis, Jr., May 9, 1798
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
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Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Melish, January 13, 1813
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