Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle.

Thomas Jefferson

I hope we shall take warning from the example of England and crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our Government to trial, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.

Thomas Jefferson

The execution of the laws is more important than the making them.

Thomas Jefferson

Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.

Thomas Jefferson

Experience (has) long taught me the reasonableness of mutual sacrifices of opinion among those who are to act together for any common object, and the expediency of doing what good we can when we cannot do all we would wish.

Thomas Jefferson

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, then that of blindfolded fear.

Thomas Jefferson

The small landholders are the most precious part of a state.

Thomas Jefferson

The people are the only censors of their governors, and even their errors will tend to keep these to the true principles of their institution.

Thomas Jefferson

The unsuccessful strugglers against tyranny have been the chief martyrs of treason laws in all countries.

Thomas Jefferson

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

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 the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.

Thomas Jefferson

The merchant has no country.

Thomas Jefferson

Agriculture, manufacturers, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are then most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.

Thomas Jefferson

Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens.

Thomas Jefferson

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