THOMAS JEFFERSON Quotes

The execution of the laws is more important than the making them

Thomas Jefferson

The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.

Thomas Jefferson

They (preachers) dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight and scowl on the fatal harbinger announcing the subversions of the duperies on which they live

Thomas Jefferson

The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance.

Thomas Jefferson

Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.

Thomas Jefferson

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

Thomas Jefferson

Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery.

Thomas Jefferson

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

Congress has scarcely any thing to employ them, and complain that the place [Washington, D.C.] is remarkably dull.

Thomas Jefferson

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.

Thomas Jefferson

In every country and in every age the priest has been hostile to liberty; he is always in allegiance to the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection of his own

Thomas Jefferson

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

Thomas Jefferson

The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.

Thomas Jefferson

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.

Thomas Jefferson

Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong

Thomas Jefferson

There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.

Thomas Jefferson
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