Thomas Jefferson Quotes

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

Travelling makes a man wiser, but less happy.

Thomas Jefferson

The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements

Thomas Jefferson

Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity

Thomas Jefferson

We never repent of having eaten too little.

Thomas Jefferson

The arms we have been compelled by our enemies to assume we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance, employ for the preservation of our liberties being with one mind resolved to die free rather than live slaves

Thomas Jefferson

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.

Thomas Jefferson

The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.

Thomas Jefferson

As the term of my relief from this place [Washington, D.C.] approaches, it's drudgery becomes more nauseating and intolerable, and my impatience to be with you at Monticello increases daily.

Thomas Jefferson

France is every man's second country.

Thomas Jefferson

If Americans ever allow banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless

Thomas Jefferson

France, freed from that monster, Bonaparte, must again become the most agreeable country on earth. It would be the second choice of all whose ties of family and fortune give a preference to some other one, and the first choice of all not under those ties.

Thomas Jefferson
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