Quotes by Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

American statesman

Alive from: 1743-1826

Category: Politics

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    The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
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    The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
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    The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Let the eye of vigilance never be closed.
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    The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.
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    The selfish spirit of commerce, which knows no country, and feels no passion or principle but that of gain.
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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.
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    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
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    The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.
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    The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.
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    The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.
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    There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
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    Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
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    To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
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    To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends.
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    Tranquility is the old man's milk.
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