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 repentance

Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons VI. We never repent of having eaten too little.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons VII. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.

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Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons IV. Never buy what you do not want . . . because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on hunger and pride

Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons V. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on democracy and information

Information is the currency of democracy.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on war and wishes

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I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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