Quotes by American President Thomas Jefferson




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

I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. Thomas Jefferson | president

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. Thomas Jefferson | president
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On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson | president

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

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more luck I have. Thomas Jefferson | president
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Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. Thomas Jefferson | president

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

The art of life is the art of avoiding pain; and he is the best pilot, who steers clearest of the rocks and shoals with which it is beset. Thomas Jefferson | president
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Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Thomas Jefferson | president

The advertisements are the most truthful part of a newspaper. Thomas Jefferson | president
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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 | president
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Victory and defeat are each of the same price. Thomas Jefferson | president

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

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

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson | president
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I cannot live without books. Thomas Jefferson | president

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 | president

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson | president

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


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