Thomas Jefferson Quotes

The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.

Thomas Jefferson

Money and not morality is the principle of commerce and commercial nations.

Thomas Jefferson

The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.

Thomas Jefferson

All is politics in this capital.

Thomas Jefferson

Delay is preferable to error.

Thomas Jefferson

Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of person under the protection of the habeas corpus; and trial by juries impartially selected, - these principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us

Thomas Jefferson

Freedom of the person under the protection of habeas corpus. I deem one of the essential principles of our government.

Thomas Jefferson

I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.

Thomas Jefferson

Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independant, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands.

Thomas Jefferson

The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.

Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Jefferson

The loss of the battle of Waterloo was the salvation of France.

Thomas Jefferson

In a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance.

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

A republican government is slow to move, yet when once in motion, its momentum becomes irresistible.

Thomas Jefferson

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