Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on language, obstacles, patience, and perseverance

To every obstacle oppose patience, perseverance and soothing language.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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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 hunger and pride

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

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.

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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 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.

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