Quotes by Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

American statesman

Alive from: 1743-1826

Category: Politics

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    I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
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    If there be one principle more deeply rooted than any other in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.
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    Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
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    In matters of principals, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.
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    In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
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    Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.
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    Information is the currency of democracy.
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    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.
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    It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
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    It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.
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    It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquillity and occupation which give happiness.
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    It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
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    It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour.
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    Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
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    Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
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