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

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


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

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
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Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom. 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

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

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

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson
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Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it. Thomas Jefferson

I cannot live without books. Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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


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