Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Every generation needs a new revolution.

Thomas Jefferson

The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.

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

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Thomas Jefferson

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.

Thomas Jefferson

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.

Thomas Jefferson

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.

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

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.

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

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

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