Thomas Jefferson Quotes

How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.

Thomas Jefferson

Of all exercises walking is the best.

Thomas Jefferson

Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burned, tortured, fined, and imprisoned, yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half of the world fools and the other half hypocrites.

Thomas Jefferson

Determine never to be idle...It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

Thomas Jefferson

I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.

Thomas Jefferson

If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong.

Thomas Jefferson

It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and to talk by the hour

Thomas Jefferson

Every generation needs a new revolution.

Thomas Jefferson

No nation is drunken where wine is cheap, and none sober where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage.

Thomas Jefferson

By making this wine vine known to the public, I have rendered my country as great a service as if I had enabled it to pay back the national debt.

Thomas Jefferson

Good wine is a necessity of life for me.

Thomas Jefferson

Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.

Thomas Jefferson

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.

Thomas Jefferson

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.

Thomas Jefferson

There is...an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents.... The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government, and provisions should be made to prevent its ascendancy.

Thomas Jefferson

We discover in the gospels, a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication

Thomas Jefferson

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