Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on government, people, and trust

Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on fortune, honor, life, and sacred

We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honour.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Declaration of Independence.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

Be polite to all, but intimate with few.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on children, consequences, correction, education, future, good, ignorance, life, and vices

If the children are untaught, their ignorance and vices will in future life cost us much dearer in their consequences than it would have done in their correction by a good education.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on evil and pain

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Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons VIII. How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.

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Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons IX. Take things always by their smooth handle.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on anger

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Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons X. When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on habits, lies, and time

He who permits himself to tell a lie once finds it much easier to do it a second and third time till at length it becomes habitual.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on luxury, science, and value

. . . the science of calculation also is indispensable as far as the extraction of the square and cube roots: Algebra as far as the quadratic equation and the use of logarithms are often of value in ordinary cases: but all beyond these is but a luxury; a delicious luxury indeed; but not to be in indulged in by one who is to have a profession to follow for his subsistence.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: J. Robert Oppenheimer "The Encouragement of Science" in I. Gordon and S. Sorkin (eds.) The Armchair Science Reader, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on belief, money, posterity, and principles

I sincerely believe . . . that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale.

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