THOMAS JEFFERSON Quotes

Whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force

Thomas Jefferson

The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society

Thomas Jefferson

The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.

Thomas Jefferson

Of all exercises walking is the best.

Thomas Jefferson

I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.

Thomas Jefferson

I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers ... We must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the.

Thomas Jefferson

In matters of principals, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.

Thomas Jefferson

The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.

Thomas Jefferson

The people are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

Thomas Jefferson

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost

Thomas Jefferson

Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.

Thomas Jefferson

For if one link in nature's chain might be lost, another might be lost, until the whole of things will vanish piecemeal.

Thomas Jefferson

I have lived temperately . . . I double the doctors recommendation of a glass and a half of wine a day and even treble it with a friend.

Thomas Jefferson

I think it is a great error to consider a heavy tax on wines as a tax on luxury. On the contrary, it is a tax on the health of our citizens.

Thomas Jefferson

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