Quotes by Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

American statesman

Alive from: 1743-1826

Category: Politics

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    Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
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    An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
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    Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
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    But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
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    Certainly one of the highest duties of the citizen is a scrupulous obedience to the laws of the nation. But it is not the highest duty.
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    Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.
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    Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
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    Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
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    Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
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    Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
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    Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
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    For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead...
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    Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.
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    He who knows best knows how little he knows.
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    He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.
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