THOMAS JEFFERSON Quotes

Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.

Thomas Jefferson

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, then that of blindfolded fear.

Thomas Jefferson

The small landholders are the most precious part of a state.

Thomas Jefferson

The unsuccessful strugglers against tyranny have been the chief martyrs of treason laws in all countries.

Thomas Jefferson

Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

Thomas Jefferson

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Thomas Jefferson

Traveling makes a man wiser, but less happy.

Thomas Jefferson

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.

Thomas Jefferson

The merchant has no country.

Thomas Jefferson

Agriculture, manufacturers, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are then most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.

Thomas Jefferson

Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens.

Thomas Jefferson

The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.

Thomas Jefferson

Money and not morality is the principle of commerce and commercial nations.

Thomas Jefferson

The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.

Thomas Jefferson

As the term of my relief from this place [Washington, D.C.] approaches, it's drudgery becomes more nauseating and intolerable, and my impatience to be with you at Monticello increases daily.

Thomas Jefferson

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