THOMAS JEFFERSON Quotes

It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.

Thomas Jefferson

Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility

Thomas Jefferson

I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

Thomas Jefferson

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

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, than that of blind-folded fear.

Thomas Jefferson

No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity

Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Jefferson

In a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance

Thomas Jefferson

On the dogmas of religion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind.

Thomas Jefferson

Religions are all alike -- founded upon fables and mythologies

Thomas Jefferson

If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, then and only then will truth, prevail over fanaticism

Thomas Jefferson

We must do our duty and convince the world that we are just friends and brave enemies

Thomas Jefferson

Honesty, disinterestedness and good nature are indispensable to procure the esteem and confidence of those with whom we live, and on whose esteem our happiness depends.

Thomas Jefferson

Responsibility is a tremendous engine in a free government

Thomas Jefferson

Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.

Thomas Jefferson
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