Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on democracy, coercion, tyranny, freedom, and liberty

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fi fty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one-half the world fools and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on government

That government is best which governs least, because its people discipline themselves.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on government

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Various sources attribute this quote to Jefferson, Gerald Ford, Barry Gold Water, as well as Colonel David Crockett, Congressman, 1827-1835

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on jefferson

Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on jefferson

The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on jefferson

Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master!

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on jefferson

What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on jefferson

Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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