Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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

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

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

Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Jefferson

The earth is given as a common for men to labor and live in.

Thomas Jefferson

The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead.

Thomas Jefferson

Traveling makes a man wiser, but less happy.

Thomas Jefferson

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