Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on age, country, and liberty

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on honesty and principles

Every honest man will suppose honest acts to flow from honest principles, and the rogues may rail without intermission.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on belief, errors, ignorance, and truth

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

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Notes on the State of Virginia

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on death and resignation

If a due participation of office is a matter of right, how are vacancies to be obtained? Those by death are few; by resignations, none. Usually quoted: 'Few die and none resign.'

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Letter to Elias Shipman & others of New Haven, July 12, 1801.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on assumptions and trust

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Remark to Baron von Humboldt, 1807, Life of Jefferson (Rayner), p. 356.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on beginning

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on them [offices], a rottenness begins in his conduct.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Letter to Tench Coxe, 1799

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on beginning

When a man has cast his longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on education and newspapers

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on errors and reason

Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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