Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

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.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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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.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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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.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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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 repentance

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

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

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

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on eternity, god, mind, and tyranny

I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: 1800, Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on conviction, gifts, god, nations, people, security, and thought

Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God?

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781.

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