Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Religions are all alike -- founded upon fables and mythologies

Thomas Jefferson

If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, then and only then will truth, prevail over fanaticism

Thomas Jefferson

We must do our duty and convince the world that we are just friends and brave enemies

Thomas Jefferson

Honesty, disinterestedness and good nature are indispensable to procure the esteem and confidence of those with whom we live, and on whose esteem our happiness depends.

Thomas Jefferson

Responsibility is a tremendous engine in a free government

Thomas Jefferson

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson

Men are disposed to live honestly, if the means of doing so are open to them.

Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Jefferson

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.

Thomas Jefferson

The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave

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

Thomas Jefferson

Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.

Thomas Jefferson

Never into dispute or argument with another. I never yet saw an instance of one of two disputants convincing the other by argument. I have seen many on their getting warm, becoming rude and shooting one another.

Thomas Jefferson

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