THOMAS JEFFERSON Quotes

A republican government is slow to move, yet when once in motion, its momentum becomes irresistible.

Thomas Jefferson

Governments are republican only in proportion as they employ the will of the people and execute it.

Thomas Jefferson

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thomas Jefferson

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Jefferson

Power is not alluring to pure minds

Thomas Jefferson

The moral sense is the first excellence of well-organized man.

Thomas Jefferson

The most valuable of all talents is never using two words when one will do.

Thomas Jefferson

Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.

Thomas Jefferson

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

I consider ethics, as well as religion, as supplements to law in the government of man.

Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Jefferson

History, by appraising. ..[the students] of the past, will enable them to judge of the future.

Thomas Jefferson

The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.

Thomas Jefferson

Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free.

Thomas Jefferson

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