Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on travel, alone, and loneliness

One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on opportunity and aliveness

We have the greatest opportunity the world has ever seen, as long as we remain honest -- which will be as long as we can keep the attention of our people alive. If they once become inattentive to public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, judges and governors would all become wolves. Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on environment and extinction

In the environment, every victory is temporary, every defeat permanent.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on life and actions

"Whenever you do a thing, act as if the world is watching."

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on reason and free inquiry

What has been the effect of coericion [sic]?  To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites.  To support roguery and errors all over the earth...  [Instead] reason and persuasion are the only practicable instruments.  To make way for these, free inquiry must be indulged; and how can we wish others to indulge it while we refuse it ourselves.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

 

Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on inflation defined, fiat money, tax, politics, stealing, injustice, fraud, dollar, continental, money, inflation, and monetary system

It will be asked how will the two masses of Continental and of State money have cost the people of the United States seventy-two millions of dollars, when they are to be redeemed now with about six million? I answer that the difference, being sixty-six millions, has been lost on the paper bills separately by the successive holders of them. Every one, through whose hands a bill passed, lost on that bill what it lost in value during the time it was in his hands. This was a real tax on him; and in this way the people of the United States actually contributed those sixty-six millions of dollars during the war, and by a mode of taxation the most oppressive of all because the most unequal of all.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Observations on the Article Etats-Unis Prepared for the Encyclopedia, June 22, 1786, Vol. IV, p. 165

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on tyranny, spirit, enlightenment, president, politics, and philosophy

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

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

Honesty is the first chapter in the Book of Wisdom

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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