THOMAS JEFFERSON Quotes

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

Thomas Jefferson

Let those flatter who fear; it is not an American art

Thomas Jefferson

How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened

Thomas Jefferson

DoubtsĂ–often beget the facts they fear.

Thomas Jefferson

How much pain worries have cost us that have never happened?

Thomas Jefferson

Conscience is the only clue that will eternally guide a man clear of all doubts and inconsistencies

Thomas Jefferson

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.

Thomas Jefferson

If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong.

Thomas Jefferson

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.

Thomas Jefferson

[A] lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.

Thomas Jefferson

The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.

Thomas Jefferson

A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society

Thomas Jefferson

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.

Thomas Jefferson

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.

Thomas Jefferson

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too.

Thomas Jefferson

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