Quotes by American President Thomas Jefferson


When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred. Thomas Jefferson

I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. Thomas Jefferson

Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom. Thomas Jefferson

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. Thomas Jefferson

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Thomas Jefferson

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. Thomas Jefferson

Victory and defeat are each of the same price. Thomas Jefferson

The advertisements are the most truthful part of a newspaper. Thomas Jefferson
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The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Thomas Jefferson
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I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be. Thomas Jefferson

Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold. Thomas Jefferson

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit. Thomas Jefferson

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. Thomas Jefferson

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. Thomas Jefferson

The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best. Thomas Jefferson

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it. Thomas Jefferson

In matters of principals, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current. Thomas Jefferson

We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it. Thomas Jefferson

The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies. Thomas Jefferson


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