What are the TOP 10 liberty quotes by Thomas Jefferson?


  1. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.


  2. The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.


  3. I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.


  4. Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.




  5. The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.


  6. The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.


  7. In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.


  8. Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.


  9. It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.


  10. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.



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