Quotes by Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

American statesman

Alive from: 1743-1826

Category: Politics

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    Victory and defeat are each of the same price.
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    Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.
    Source: Letter to Peter Carr, 19-08-1785
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    We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.
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    We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…
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    We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country.
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    We seldom report of having eaten too little.
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    Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter.
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    What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? 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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    When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
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    When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
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    Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.
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    Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on. The small landowners are the most precious part of a state.
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    Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.
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    Wherever the people are well informed they can be trusted with their own government;
    Source: Letter to Richard Price, 08-01-1789
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    While wading through the whimsies, the puerilities, and unintelligible jargon of this work [Plato's Republic], I laid it down often to ask myself how it could have been that the world should have so long consented to give reputation to such nonsense as this?
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